CNN contributor and Donald Trump fan Jeffrey Lord didn’t waste any time in hitting back at Republican Speaker of the House Paul Ryan after the latter called out Trump’s ethnic attacks on a Mexican-American judge, saying Tuesday that Ryan was the real racist.
Ryan had said during a press conference only moments before that Trump’s rhetoric about Judge Gonzalo Curiel was the “textbook definition” of racism. Lord didn’t care for that remark one bit: “Speaker Ryan is wrong and Speaker Ryan has apparently switched positions and is supporting identity politics, which is racist. I am astonished.”
“You’re accusing Paul Ryan of racism?” host Carol Costello asked.
“I am accusing anybody who believes in identity politics, which he apparently now does, of playing the race card. The Republican establishment is playing this, Senator [Mitch McConnell] is playing this,” Lord responded.
“These people have run and hid and borrowed the Democratic agenda of playing the race card,” he continued. “It’s just wrong!”
“Do you know how ironic that is that you’re calling all of those particular Republicans racist?” Costello put in.
“I am saying it’s identity politics, which is racist, and they should reject it out of hand,” Lord concluded.
Watch above, via CNN.
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