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.
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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.