On CNN's AC360, Jeffrey Lord blamed the white supremacy Nazi movement on the left, saying, "The left, whether it's Black Lives Matter or La Raza, I mean you can go back and back and back. Groups that identify themselves by race provoked this group to identify by race. This is America."
There are many despicable Trump surrogates populating our airwaves, but no one is as horrific on issues of race than CNN's Jeffery Lord.
CNN host John Berman started the segment off by asking Lord if Trump went far enough in denouncing the neo-Nazi group that had praised him.
Lord said, "No, no, no. They're not worth the attention. They're Nazis. They're socialists, right? They're Nazis..."
He tried to label the Nazi Party as typical socialists, like in the mold of Bernie Sanders, which is another lie.
Lord continued, "One of the things that I've been talking about identity politics for years as being racist, and this is exactly why, is that everybody gave a pass to other groups talking about their racial identity, and this was the be all and end all. And now suddenly up pop a group of white people. This is exactly what happens. The left sort of provoked this. This is a really disgusting thing."
Wow, the neo-Nazis just popped up out of thin air! Who knew?
The only disgusting things are Lord's words.
Berman asked, "But Jeffrey -- sorry, sorry, sorry, sorry. What did the left do here? They didn't hold the meeting at the Reagan Center over the weekend?"
Lord replied, "The left, whether it's Black Lives Matter or La Raza, I mean you can go back and back and back. Groups that identify themselves by race provoked this group to identify by race. This is America."
This is sickening. Really, CNN? Groups protesting unequal treatment provoked white people into becoming Nazis?
Christine Quinn was so upset she slapped back at Lord's interruptions, "Stop using my name because I'm not gonna stop talking."
Ana Navarro calmly joined in and said, "Look, here is the problem with Jeffrey's argument about identity politics and attacking identity politics. He supported a candidate who is now president elect that has spent the last 18 months using identity politics as the wedge issue."
She continued, "Do you think when he calls Mexicans rapists and criminals that is not identity politics.? Do you think when he goes after Muslims and says we're going to put them in the registry, that's not identity politics? I don't know what the hell you call it."
"And Donald Trump has to take responsibility. He has unleashed the Kraken. It is not a coincide after he got elected hate crimes spiked up. It is not a coincide the KKK celebrated his victory and wanted a parade in North Carolina. or David Duke celebrated his victory. It is not a coincide these white supremacists were holding their hands up in a Nazi salute."
Ana ended by telling Trump to stop fighting the cast of Hamilton and be a unifier.
Lord has claimed many times that the KKK was a progressive left movement, completely ignoring historical facts and now this.
In 1865, a white supremacist group that hid their faces in white hoods called themselves the KKK, formed as soon as slaves were freed, but there's no data on any left wing organization inciting them to organize.
Trump and his surrogates are scrambling trying to figure out a way to deny the neo-Nazi support Trump has been garnering since he began campaigning.
They refuse to admit that his words has "energized" the white nationalist movement.
However, I haven't seen any Trump surrogate apologize for the creation of the white supremacy movement like Jeffrey Lord just attempted on national television.
And the anger that Lord provoked with his race baiting words bled into CNN's guests Christine Quinn and Ana Navarro words as they refuted his horrific political games.
(h/t media matters)