CNN commentator called Trump 'the Martin Luther King of healthcare'

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(By: Angeli Kakade)

A CNN commentator called President Trump the Martin Luther King of healthcare. Jeffrey Lord is a Trump supporter and a regular on CNN. The comment was made during a discussion on Obamacare.

Lord tried to explain his comment by pointing out hod Doctor King convinced President Kennedy to support the Civil Rights Act. Fellow panelist Symone Sanders was quick to respond. She said, "You do understand that Dr. King was marching for civil rights because people that looked like me were being beaten."

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@soledadobrien @IAmSophiaNelson You are 100% right about Jeffrey Lord, he spews garbage. Maybe DJT was right about @CNN. #FakeNews.
someone please get Jeffrey Lord a Pepsi https://t.co/Rtv46oqXiq
Gotta love Jeffrey Lord! He just called President Trump the Martin Luther King of healthcare, started a firestorm on CNN. Go Jeffrey!
Jeffrey Lord has gone from just idiotic to completely offensive. Not funny anymore @CNNPolitics Please stop booking him.
Dear @CNN please remove Jeffrey Lord from tv. Thank you.
Damn right, @soledadobrien: Ex-CNN anchor trashes network for bringing ’embarrassing’ Jeffrey Lord onto its shows… https://t.co/psOcqmNGc3
This is the reaction when Jeffrey Lord called Trump the "Martin Luther King of healthcare." Followed by "Oh, Jeffre… https://t.co/BMthu07kZW
@SymoneDSanders Martin Luther king of healthcare? omg... why does CNN continue to have him on? aren't there any nor… https://t.co/ja7GbZmnLY
Jeffrey Lord on @CNN: Trump is MLK of Healthcare. Um, MLK changed the World. Trump plays golf & eats cake. BIG Difference. #ThursdayThoughts
Jeffrey Lord w/ his "think of Trump as the MLK of health care" just shows one can put words together in a sentence, but still be incoherent.
Jeffrey Lord just called Trump the MLK Jr of healthcare Worst analogy ever MLK Jr was successful in his mission a… https://t.co/7FW1KXIkLC
Dear @CNN , Remove Jeffrey Lord from your network. Signed, The majority of your viewers.
Dear @CNN please remove Jeffrey Lord from tv. Thank you.
Dear Jeffrey Lord, Comparing Trump to MLK is like comparing a brick to an iPhone. Sincerely, America
im pretty sure the actual journalists at cnn are embarrassed having to work w jeffrey lord but they wont say anything $$$$$
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The backlash on Twitter was quick. One user wrote, "Dear CNN, Remove Jeffrey Lordfrom your network. Signed, the majority of your viewers." Another tweeted, "Dear Jeffrey Lord, Comparing Trump to MLK is like comparing a brick to an iPhone. Sincerely, America."

But not all were critical of Lord. One user wrote, "Gotta love Jeffrey Lord! He just called President Trump the Martin Luther King of healthcare, started a firestorm on CNN. Go Jeffrey!" CNN host Alisyn Camerota said "Jeffrey you did introduce this" as he continued to explain his comment to Sanders.

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