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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.

“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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Trump taps Mike Pompeo lieutenant as new national security adviser

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President Donald Trump has announced a new national security adviser.

The president abruptly fired John Bolton last week via tweet, and he tweeted out the announcement Wednesday morning of Robert O’Brien as a replacement.

"I am pleased to announce that I will name Robert C. O’Brien, currently serving as the very successful Special Presidential Envoy for Hostage Affairs at the State Department, as our new National Security Advisor," the president tweeted. "I have worked long & hard with Robert. He will do a great job!"

O'Brien has worked alongside Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, who had been considered for a dual role leading the national security council.

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GOP consultant shreds Trump for latest rant about ‘The Hispanics’: ‘Textbook definition of racism’

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President Donald Trump this week mocked one of his Hispanic supporters during a campaign rally by claiming that he looked white and then asking him, "Who do you like more, the country or the Hispanics?"

In an interview with ABC News, Republican consultant Mike Madrid slammed Trump and said his remarks made it sound like he was trying to make "a distinction between Hispanics and true Americans."

Madrid added that the president seems to believe that Hispanics must renounce their heritage in order to be truly accepted as American citizens.

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South Carolina woman who told cops they can’t arrest a ‘white, clean girl’ pleaded guilty to DUI: report

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Last year, 34-year-old Lauren Cutshaw of South Carolina was arrested in Bluffton after running a four-way stop sign at 60 miles an hour. Her blood alcohol level was registered at 0.18 — more than double the legal limit — and she admitted to being high and had marijuana paraphernalia in her car.

According to police reports at the time, Cutshaw offered an unusual defense of her behavior to the arresting officer: she shouldn't go to jail because she's a "thoroughbred ... white, clean girl" who was a cheerleader and sorority sister who graduated with "perfect grades" from a "high accredited university."

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