CNN's Jeffrey Lord Just Called Trump The 'Martin Luther King' Of This (Video)

President Trump’s determination to destroy Obamacare is similar to Martin Luther King Jr.’s fight for civil rights, CNN political commentator Jeffrey Lord declared Thursday.

Lord, a supporter of the president who frequently defends the administration on political television shows, said voters should “think of President Trump as the Martin Luther King of health care.” He explained: “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.”

The remarks sparked a heated exchange between Lord and another CNN pundit, Symone Sanders. “Jeffrey, you do understand that Dr. King was marching for civil rights because people that looked like me were being beaten,” she said. “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.”

The Hill noted that the administration has not been able to make good on Trump’s campaign promise to “repeal and replace” Obamacare, also known as the Affordable Care Act. Last month, a bill sponsored by House Speaker Paul Ryan became so unpopular that the Wisconsin Republican called off a scheduled floor vote on the measure. Democrats committed to preserving Obamacare, which many consider former President Obama’s signature achievement, were not alone in opposing the legislation. Conservative Republicans criticized the bill because it would have merely reformed the health-insurance program, rather than repeal it.

According to Trump, he and GOP congressional leaders will soon propose a new bill. The administration has indicated that the health-care issue needs to be resolved before lawmakers can address tax reform. Trump has called for tax cuts benefiting corporations and wealthy individuals.

Source: The Hill
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