Jeffrey Lord, the CNN commentator and Donald Trump backer, says Paul Ryan is racist for calling Donald Trump's attacks on a Hispanic judge racist. Lord appeared on CNN with Newsroom host Carol Costello:
LORD: “Speaker Ryan is wrong and Speaker Ryan has apparently switched position and is supporting identity politics which is racist. I’m astonished.”
COSTELLO: "You’re accusing Paul Ryan of racism?”
LORD: “I am accusing anybody, anybody who believes in identity politics, which he apparently now does, of playing the race card. The Republican establishment is playing this. Senator McConnell is playing this."