Hell freezes over: Jeffrey Lord says Trump shouldn’t have attacked Mika — then immediately backtracks
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.
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