On Thursday, CNN political commentator Jeffrey Lord, an ardent supporter of President Trump, precipitated a firestorm of criticism when he appeared on New Day and likened Trump to Martin Luther King. Speaking of health care, Lord opined,:
Think of President Trump as the Martin Luther King of healthcare. When I was a kid, President Kennedy did not want to introduce the civil rights bill because he said it wasn't popular, he didn't have the votes for it, et cetera. Dr. King kept putting people in the streets in harm's way to put the pressure on so that the bill would be introduced. That's what finally worked.
That immediately prompted CNN commentator Symone Sanders to explode:
Jeffrey, you do understand that Dr. King was marching for civil rights because people that looked like me were being beaten? Dogs were being sicced on them. Basic human rights were being withheld from these people merely because the color of their skin. So let's not equate Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., a humanitarian and Nobel Peace Prize winner, to the vagina-grabbing President Donald Trump.
Sanders wasn’t alone:
Video below, starting at 1:57: