Much like it’s probably not too smart to compare anyone to Hitler, it’s also not the best idea to compare people to MLK, which is what Jeffrey Lord did this week when he said that President Trump was like the “Martin Luther King of healthcare,” a really stupid remark from a smart man who should know better.
“Think of President Trump as the Martin Luther King of healthcare,” Lord said during an appearance on CNN. “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, et cetera. Dr. King kept putting people in the streets in harm’s way to put the pressure on so that the bill would be introduced. That’s what finally worked.”
Setting aside Jeffrey Lord’s ridiculous comparison (all Trump had to do is insist on a full repeal of Obamacare, but instead took the side of the GOP establishment — and that still wouldn’t put him in MLK territory), the comment is probably not worth all the hate, screaming, and vitriol displayed by CNN’s Don Lemon and his panel of mostly hardcore race-baiting leftists like Symone Sanders who in November said that no white people should be allowed to lead the Democrat Party.
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Watch as Don Lemon, who said in January that the racial torture of a disabled young white man was “not evil,” won’t even give Jeffrey Lord an opportunity to explain his dumb remark. Instead, Lemon just yells over him, “You’re not listening to us, Jeffrey!”
And check out the face of excellent journalist Salena Zito, who was forced to sit in on this hot mess. Poor lady looks like she’d like to hit the “eject” button.