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CNN political commentator Jeffrey Lord raised eyebrows Thursday morning when he compared President Donald Trump to civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. In speaking about the actions Trump has taken to try to repeal Obamacare, Lord said to think of Trump “as the Martin Luther King of health care.”

In a discussion with CNN’s Alisyn Camerota and activist Symone Sanders on “New Day,” Lord defended Trump’s health care tactics by citing King’s actions—claiming that the two were similar. The comparison did not go over well and Sanders criticized the comparison, saying, “You do understand that Dr. King was marching for civil rights because people that looked like me were being beaten. Dogs were being sicced on them. Basic human rights were being withheld from these people merely because of the color of their skin.” Adding, “So let’s not equate Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., a humanitarian and Nobel Peace Prize winner, to the vagina-grabbing president, Donald Trump.”

Lord has been a staunch Trump supporter since before the primaries, defending controversial statements and calling him a “good human being.” Lord’s bizarre comparison to what Trump is doing falls short, however, in regards to his health care plan—fewer people would be insured, premiums would initially rise and Medicaid spending would be reduced.

See how social media reacted to Lord’s comments about Trump below:

Social Media Reacts to Jeffrey Lord Comparing Trump to MLK

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