Pro-Trump CNN commentator Jeffrey Lord said Thursday morning that President Trump's effort to repeal Obamacare could earn him the title, "the Martin Luther King of health care," causing former Bernie Sanders surrogate Symone Sanders to recoil.
JEFFREY LORD: Alisyn, I want to say something here that I know will probably drive Symone crazy. But think of President Trump as the Martin Luther King of health care.
SANDERS: Oh, Jeffery, Jeffrey.
LORD: When I was a kid, President Kennedy did not want to introduce the civil rights bill because he said it wasn't popular, he didn't have the votes for it, et cetera. Dr. King kept putting people in the streets in harm's way to put the pressure on so that the bill would be introduced. That's what finally worked.
SANDERS: Jeffrey, you do understand that Dr. King was marching for civil rights because people that looked like me were being beaten. Dogs were being sicked on them. Basic human rights were being withheld from these people merely because the color of their skin. So let's not equate Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., a humanitarian and Nobel Peace Prize winner, to the vagina-grabbing President Donald Trump.