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Trump Surrogate: Paul Ryan is The Real Racist

JM Ashby
Written by JM Ashby

Trump campaign surrogate Jeffrey Lord did exactly what Donald Trump told his people to do yesterday during a campaign conference call.

During an appearance on CNN this morning, Lord said Speaker of the House Paul Ryan is The Real Racist.

LORD: Speaker Ryan is wrong and Speaker Ryan has apparently switched positions and is now courting identity politics which is racism [...] I am accusing anybody who believes in identity politics, which he apparently now does, of playing the race card. The Republican establishment is playing it. Senator McConnell is playing it. These people have run and hid and borrowed the Democratic agenda of playing the race card.

Not just Speaker Ryan; the entire Republican establishment is now "playing the race card," Lord says.

This is exactly what Donald Trump told his people to do. Trump spoke to his campaign staff and surrogates during a conference call yesterday, first reported by Bloomberg, in which he told them to go after critics by calling them The Real Racists.

This isn't some rogue surrogate making things up as they go along. This is The Plan handed down from the very top of the ticket.

  • waspuppet

    So, the Trump campaign’s position is that Donald Trump is the only person in the U.S. who ISN’T a racist?

  • muselet

    I expect our glorious news media to bang their Both Sides! drum with all their might as a result of Jeffrey Lord’s (Donald Trump-approved) little outburst. Gotta have us a horserace, after all.


  • Aynwrong

    This is the political equivalent of a 12 year old boy saying “If you smelt it, you dealt it.”

    • gescove

      Or, “I’m rubber and you’re glue. Bounces off me and sticks to you.” The Republican party of 2016. Wow. Just… wow.

      • Aynwrong

        It’s apt that they’re being represented by by an adult who has a maturity level of perhaps a 12 year old. Maybe that’s a bit high.