Last time we checked in with contentious CNN analyst Jeffrey Lord, he was blaming the Black Lives Matter movement for the resurgence of neo-Nazis. This week, he took his inflammatory remarks a step further, suggesting that race is no longer an issue in the U.S.
“There are no people of color in this country,” he said Tuesday night on “Erin Burnett OutFront.” “There are only Americans.”
Lord then called identity politics “racist” and told a Democrat co-panelist that “your party has yet to apologize for slavery.”
This is pretty classic rhetoric from the conservative commentator. He’s repeatedly defended Donald Trump’s racist remarks, claiming that the real bigots are the people who criticize the president-elect, and linked Democrats to the Ku Klux Klan.
According to The Washington Post, CNN has renewed Lord’s contract, so we’ll likely be seeing plenty more of him in the months to come.
Watch the full conversation in the video above.