CNN's Trump Apologist Blames Obama For Trump's Comments That Islam Hates America

Jeffrey Lord: "One Of The Problems We Have, Frankly, Is When President Obama Refuses To Go There With Radical Islam"

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From the March 11 edition of CNN's New Day:

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CHRIS CUOMO (HOST):  Jeffrey Lord, make the case for why it's okay to say Islam has a hatred towards America, and not deal with radical Islamism, not deal with the radical slice, but deal with the whole? Why do that?

JEFFREY LORD: I think one of the problems we have, frankly, is when President Obama refuses to go there with radical Islam, you get the sensation here that well maybe it's everybody. And if --  

ALISYN CAMEROTA (HOST): So then why is Donald Trump doing the same thing and not drawing a distinction?

LORD: Right, right, and well to be perfectly candid, I think he looks at this as a problem coming and he's not alone. I mean there are a lot of people out there, distinguished people, who say, you know, that there is a problem with Sharia law and all of this kind of thing. So I think to some degree we're dealing with semantics, but most assuredly there is a problem and we have to figure out what to do, how to deal with it. This gets to the issue of, you know, fixing the immigration system when we talked about what was her name, Tashfeen Malik, and coming into the country, and banning Muslims temporarily until we can figure out what's going on with the immigration system.

Previously:

CNN's Trump Apologist Blames Violence At Trump Rallies On Protesters And "The American Left"

Trevor Noah Calls Out CNN's Jeffrey Lord For Rewriting History About The KKK

Rush Limbaugh: CNN's Jeffrey Lord "Is Exactly Right" In His Defense Of Trump's KKK Comments

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Diversity & Discrimination, Religion, Elections, Immigration, Terrorism
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CNN
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Chris Cuomo, Jeffrey Lord, Alisyn Camerota, Donald Trump
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New Day
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Barack Obama, 2016 Elections
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