You’ve more than likely seen Trump supporter and CNN contributor Jeffrey Lord on television from time to time, and he always comes across as only a tiny bit less unhinged than the Donald himself. And now this wingnut of monumental proportions has written an article for The American Spectator which makes it clear he has come completely unglued.
Read this carefully and see if it makes any sense: Judge Gonzalo Curiel, the presiding judge in the civil suit against Trump and Trump University, Lord maintains, is the real racist in this entire matter. Lord defends his ludicrous assertion by pointing out that Judge Curiel is a member of the San Diego La Raza Lawyers Association, an organization dedicated to “the cause of equality, empowerment and justice for Latino attorneys.” Here’s Lord’s twisted logic:
“Can you imagine the uproar if the late Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia had belonged to a ‘white attorneys association?’”
Uh, point of order, Your Honor: Justice Scalia spoke to the National Italian American Foundation’s (NIAF) first international legal conference. The NIAF is an organization “dedicated to promoting the contributions of Italian Americans.” Notice how Jeffrey Lord conveniently left out that pertinent bit of information?
Lord then switches into full crazy mode and writes:
“In a blink Ryan and McConnell have shown exactly why Donald Trump has blown away the Republican Establishment in the GOP primary season. The GOP Establishment has lay (sic) down with the flea-infected mangy old political dog of racism — a left-wing dependable from the days when Democratic Party co-founders Jefferson and Jackson allied the new-born party with slave owners.”
See, it’s all the fault of the Republicans who are secretly Democrats deep in their hearts. It has nothing to do with the simple fact that Donald Trump is a racist, xenophobic dungheap who should be ashamed to even suggest most of the things he’s hinted at over the course of the 2016 campaign.
And for that suggestion, Jeffrey Lord gets the newly-minted Donald Trump Racist Moron of the Year Award. We’re sure he’ll frame it and display it in a place of honor.
This article was originally published by the same author at LiberalAmerica.org.