Jeffrey Lord, a frequent defender of President Donald Trump, agreed that Thursday’s attack on MSNBC’s Mika Brzezinski was probably not a great idea and Trump should not have done it.
“First of all, I don’t think he should have done it,” Lord admitted. “I just think that if you’re going to go down that road, don’t. Just in general, there are other people, if they want to go out and do that kind of thing, there are other people in talk radio land.”
Lord then tried to pivot to Democrats, who he said have exhibited just as sexist behavior as Trump does on a regular basis. Each of the panelists, one-by-one walked through why what Trump did was wrong and shot down each of Lord’s defenses and excuses.
Lord tried to claim that when people attack Trump as being crazy it’s just as bad as Trump calling Brzezinski crazy. The panel had to explain to Lord that there are some words or phrases when said about white men mean something different when said about ethnic groups. The same is true for women, the panel attempted to explain.
In part two of the segment, USA Today columnist Kirsten Powers noted that most Republicans believe Trump’s comments cross a line.
“I want to be clear, I want the same standards for everyone,” Lord said.
“No you don’t,” Powers replied.
“Yes I do,” Lord tried to claim.
“No, you don’t,” she maintained. “Because they aren’t the same standards.”
She went on to say that Lord seems to believe that sexist attacks on women are acceptable when the same phrases are to said or used to men. “I’m sorry that’s not equality,” she said.
Lord brought up former President Bill Clinton and the late Sen. Ted Kennedy (D-MA), which Powers shot down saying that those events were many years ago and if done today would receive the same scrutiny as Trump today.
Watch the clips below:
Powers vs. Lord:
— Sarah Burris (@SarahBurris) June 30, 2017
Rosh Hashanah services interrupted by death of the first Jewish woman on the Supreme Court
The death of the first Jewish woman on the U.S. Supreme Court interrupted Rosh Hashanah services on Friday evening.
"On Friday, Jewish people around the country celebrating Rosh Hashanah were stunned to learn that Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, a prominent member of their own tribe, had died," the HuffPost reported. "People received alerts, Zoom messages and announcements from their rabbis about Ginsburg Friday night."
While many people were saddened by the passing of the iconic jurist, Twitter user Leora Horwitz noted a silver lining.
‘Big mistake’: Trump’s favorite pollster tells Fox News why Republicans shouldn’t push nomination before the election
Fox News on Friday examined why it would be a "big mistake" for Republicans to attempt to force through a nominee to replace Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg on the Supreme Court.
Following Ginsburg's death, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) vowed that Trump's nominee would receive a vote, but did not specify whether it would occur before the election or during the "lame duck" session of Congress that occurs before the 2020 election victors are sworn in.
But conservative pollster Scott Rasmussen warned Republicans it would be a bad idea during an appearance with Fox News personality Laura Ingraham.
LISTEN: Mourners sing ‘Amazing Grace’ outside the Supreme Court to celebrate Ruth Bader Ginsburg
Heartwarming videos were shared on social media on Friday night showing the spontaneous gathering at the Supreme Court following the death of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg.
The large crowd, with many people wearing masks, sang the hymn "Amazing Grace."
Here are some of the videos of the scene:
A moving moments as dozens join in to sing “Amazing Grace” on the steps of the Supreme Court. pic.twitter.com/NGZyZi4YR4
— Mike Balsamo (@MikeBalsamo1) September 19, 2020