It didn't go well at all. Instead, seven other panelists raked Lord over the coals.
Asked whether he would denounce what Trump said as racism, Lord said, "It wasn't racism. He is calling attention to racism. Hello!?"
Lord added: "If I thought he was a racist, I would not be here."
See the entire spirited exchange below:
Lord's beatdown came just hours after he accused House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) of racism, after Ryan criticized Trump for his comments.
Editor's note: Donald Trump regularly incites political violence and is a serial liar, rampant xenophobe, racist, misogynist and birther who has repeatedly pledged to ban all Muslims -- 1.6 billion members of an entire religion -- from entering the U.S.