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Ex-CNN anchor trashes her former network for bringing ’embarrassing’ Jeffrey Lord onto its shows

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Trump supporter Jeffrey Lord raised more hackles on CNN Thursday morning when he compared President Donald Trump to Martin Luther King, Jr., which drew a sharp rebuke from fellow panelist Symone Sanders.

Former CNN anchor Soledad O’Brien ripped her former employer on Twitter for allowing Lord to come onto its programs to spout nonsense, and implored it to find a more “thoughtful” Republican to talk about health care policy.

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“Embarrassing: why does CNN allow this,” she wrote of Lord’s appearance. “There are thoughtful, credible Republicans who can talk about the health care debate.”

O’Brien in the past hasn’t been shy about criticizing her former employer.

Last September, for example, she went on CNN and slammed the network for “normalizing” white supremacy by inviting racists on for debates and treating them as people with respectable opinions.

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“I’ve seen on-air, white supremacists being interviewed because they are Trump delegates,” she said. “And they do a five minute segment, the first minute or so talking about what they believe as white supremacists. So you have normalized that.”


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Support for a wealth tax to combat persistent inequality in the U.S. is growing, according to a new poll released Wednesday by TheHill/HarrisX which found that just over two-thirds of Americans favor a tax on the wealthiest households.

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Scottish lawmaker: Reasonable grounds to suspect Trump or his associates ‘have been involved in serious crime’

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A Member of the Scottish Parliament is asking his fellow ministers to investigate President Donald Trump’s deals through which he acquired his properties in Scotland, including Trump’s two multi-million dollar losing golf courses. President Trump prizes his Turnberry, Scotland  resort, but reports that the American president is using the U.S. federal government to help keep it afloat have dogged him.

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