Neither Anderson Cooper nor Democratic consultant Bakari Sellers could handle Jeffrey Lord’s excuse for why he compared Donald Trump to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
“You’ve taken it to a place it didn’t need to be,” Sellers said. Later he said that this is where our culture has gone with people like Lord and Sean Spicer can rewrite history. “People died so I could sit here. It is an affront and I dare not let it go.”
“Jeff, the notion that Dr. King is creating a crisis, I mean, I know you isolated that line from his writing, the crisis, it seems to me, existed long before Dr. King,” Cooper explained. “The crisis was about the treatment of black Americans in this country. It wasn’t a crisis manufactured by Dr. King.”
Sellers said that Trump is working to create a culture of anti-intellectualism and ignorance and the comparison that Lord made “perverted” one of the greatest pieces of literature of the last 150 years.
“The fact is that Donald Trump is trying to bring Democrats to the table to gut a piece of legislation which has insured many and saved lives,” Sellers went on. “If he is successful, people will die and rural hospitals like the one I use to represent will close.”
He went on to explain that Dr. King’s goal was to create equality with all races.
“I am not using a race card,” Sellers said after Lord made a blanket accusation. “I’m a black-American citizen who stands on the shoulders of people like Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr… The fact that you want to compare Donald Trump, who is trying to meet some political promise is astounding and even more it’s astoundingly absurd. The fact is this, Jeffrey, in our political discourse we have to remove these Hitler and Nazi comparisons. Donald Trump is not Martin Luther King, Jr. We’ve taken this to a place where it doesn’t need to be.”
Stephen Colbert rips ‘idiot’ GOP senator for defending Trump’s unconstitutional self-dealing
"Late Show" host Stephen Colbert returned from New Zealand for a new show that aired Monday evening.
"I have been as far from the insatiable black hole of news that is Donald Trump as you can get on this planet.
I've heard there have been some developments over the last 10 days that did not go well for Donnie,"
The host ripped Trump's 71-minute press conference.
"Seventy-one minutes is not a press conference, it's a one man show," he explained. "If you liked 'Fleabag,' you'll love Donald Trump in 'Douchebag,'" he said.
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Donald Trump is making a mockery of Marco Rubio — and the Florida senator is letting him
Sen. Marco Rubio was once one of Donald Trump’s most formidable opponents; now, the Florida senator bends over backward to excuse the president’s corruption.
In 2016, Rubio and Trump sparred frequently on the Republican primary debate stage. Trump picked the uninspired nickname “Little Marco” for the senator, which didn’t seem to do much damage on its own, but Rubio never gained the momentum or strength that his backers hoped would prove to be strong enough to take down the reality TV candidate. As Rubio grew desperate, he launched one of his most memorable and pitiful attacks by stooping to his opponent’s level, implying that Trump had a small penis. It was more of an embarrassing moment for Rubio than anyone else, though Trump helped himself with a crude rejoinder.
The faith of Fox News: How the network’s propaganda warps viewers’ sense of reality
A longtime sticking point among Fox News employees is their insistent differentiation between its news division, where employees practice actual journalism, and its opinion division, where employees practice actual nativism, spew misinformation, and have been actively campaigning for Donald Trump’s re-election since 2016. Inside the organization, they claim to believe that the news side is separate from the opinion side, and insist that the audience can tell the difference.
News anchor Shepard Smith once characterized comparing the two as “apples and teaspoons.”