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.”
‘Why do we need camo in space’: Trump’s Space Force ridiculed for woodland camouflage uniforms
On Friday, the United States Space Force released an image of their new uniforms on Twitter.
The image shows a Battle Dress Uniform (BDU) for a four-star general in a woodland camouflage pattern, with a matching camo nametape.
However, many people were confused as to why the Space Force would use uniforms designed to blend in on earth.
Here's some of what people were saying:
Sorry for the question but why do we need camo in space?
BUSTED: National Archives caught doctoring exhibit to remove criticism of President Trump from women
The National Archives were caught editing an artifact from the Trump administration to remove criticism of the president, according to a bombshell new report in The Washington Post.
The newspaper reported on a "large color photograph" at the National Archives exhibit marking the centennial of women's suffrage.
"The 49-by-69-inch photograph is a powerful display. Viewed from one perspective, it shows the 2017 march. Viewed from another angle, it shifts to show a 1913 black-and-white image of a women’s suffrage march also on Pennsylvania Avenue. The display links momentous demonstrations for women’s rights more than a century apart on the same stretch of pavement. But a closer look reveals a different story," the newspaper noted.
Dershowitz is running a ‘bizarro defense’ of Trump: Harvard Law colleague says ‘Alan is just completely wacko’
Two of the most famous names associated with Harvard Law School had competing appearances on MSNBC on Friday.
It began when Alan Dershowitz, a professor emeritus, was interviewed MSNBC chief legal correspondent Ari Melber about his new role officially representing President Donald Trump during the Senate impeachment trial.
Dershowitz claimed that neither abuse of power nor obstruction of Congress count as "high crimes" under the constitution.
Professor Alan Dershowitz, who has also been associated with Harvard Law for five decades, was asked about Dershowitz's argument during an interview with Chris Hayes.