While Donald Trump rose to the office of the U.S. Presidency from his auspicious start as a Republican presidential candidate turned nominee, political strategist Jeffrey Lord’s prominence at CNN increased as well. Hence why the former Reagan administration official has become a staple of the cable news channel‘s various programs, Real Time with Bill Maher, and other outlets. That, and why he’s had enough time Skype-ing into the network’s panel shows to say and do ridiculous things — like comparing Trump to Martin Luther King Jr.
— Symone D. Sanders (@SymoneDSanders) 13 апреля 2017 г.
“President Trump is the Martin Luther King of healthcare,” he said at one point in a segment concerning the former’s recent threat to stop insurance payments for Obamacare. “When I was a kid, President Kennedy did not want to introduce the Civil Rights bill because he said it wasn’t popular, he didn’t have the votes for it, etc. Dr. King kept putting people in the streets in harm’s way to put the pressure on.” Lord would have kept talking, but fellow panelist Symone Sanders — whose initial facial reaction remained unchanged for most of his explanation — couldn’t stay silent any longer.
“Oh Jeffrey,” she said. “You do understand that Dr. King was marching for Civil Rights because people that looked like me were being beaten. Dogs were being sicked on them. Basic human rights were being withheld from these people merely because of the color of their skin. So let’s not equate Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. — a humanitarian, a Nobel Peace Prize winner — to the vagina-grabbing President Donald Trump.”
When you’re right, you’re right. And when you’re wrong, you are so unbelievably, publicly wrong.
Here’s what social networks say about this:
Timothy John O’Connor So yesterday Spicer said that Assad was worse than Hitler and that Hitler didn’t use gas to kill people and today we learn that Trump and Martin Luther King are similar. Thank God for alternative facts. I am learning so much from this alternative universe that is the Trump Years.
Jared Santi They just want a reaction. Right? Cuz who would ever even think to make that comparison. Just trying to get his face out there by saying absurd things. Right??????
LaTanya Robinson Simone shut this snuff chewing Trumpster DOWN! I applaud her response….”pussy grabbing president”.😂😂😂 Jeffery was finished! She ripped him a new untouched ass hole for his racist vile comment! TRump and King should never be mentioned in the same sentence. Don’t come for Simone!
Breeanna Forste What the fuck r they smoking at the white house?!?!? Lmao i want some!
Kayla MH How anyone can look at this guy and not think he’s Andrew Jackson brought back to life is beyond me…