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CNN's Jeffrey Lord Says Paul Ryan Is The Real Racist For Criticizing Trump | The Huffington Post EDITION US عربي (Arabi) Australia Brasil Canada Deutschland España France Ελλάδα (Greece) India Italia 日本 (Japan) 한국 (Korea) Maghreb México Québec (En Francais) United Kingdom United States INFORM • INSPIRE • ENTERTAIN • EMPOWER NEWS WorldPost Highline Science Education Weird News Business TestKitchen Tech College Media POLITICS Pollster Election Results Eat the Press HuffPost Hill Candidate Confessional So That Happened ENTERTAINMENT Sports Comedy Celebrity Books Entertainment TV Arts + Culture WELLNESS Healthy Living Travel Style Taste Home Weddings Divorce Sleep GPS for the Soul WHAT'S WORKING Impact Green Good News Global Health VOICES Black Voices Latino Voices Women Fifty Religion Queer Voices Parents Teen College VIDEO ALL SECTIONS Arts + Culture Black Voices Books Business Candidate Confessional Celebrity College Comedy Crime Divorce Dolce Vita Eat the Press Education Election Results Entertainment Fifty Good News Green Healthy Living Highline Home Horoscopes HuffPost Data HuffPost Hill Impact Latino Voices Media Outspeak Parents Politics Pollster Queer Voices Religion Science Small Business So That Happened Sports Style Taste Tech Teen TestKitchen Travel TV Weddings Weird News Women WorldPost FEATURED GPS for the Soul Hawaii OWN Dr. Phil Quiet Revolution Talk to Me Don't Stress the Mess Endeavor Fearless Dreamers Generation Now Inspiration Generation Paving the Way The Power Of Humanity Sleep + Wellness What's Working: Purpose + Profit What's Working: Small Businesses POLITICS CNN's Jeffrey Lord Says Paul Ryan Is The Real Racist For Criticizing Trump I'm rubber, you're glue! 06/07/2016 11:28 am ET 1k Igor Bobic Associate Politics Editor, The Huffington Post CNN political commentator Jeffrey Lord, who is a supporter of Donald Trump , accused House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) of racism Tuesday after Ryan criticized the presumptive GOP nominee over his own overtly racist tirade against a federal judge. During a Tuesday press conference, Ryan said he disagreed with Trump, who has accused U.S. District Judge Gonzalo Curiel of bias against him in a case involving Trump University, citing the judge’s Mexican heritage. Curiel was born in Indiana and is an American citizen . "Claiming a person can't do their job because of their race is sort of like the textbook definition of a racist comment," Ryan said . "I think that should be absolutely disavowed. It's absolutely unacceptable." Reacting to Ryan's remarks on CNN, Lord employed the old "I'm rubber, you're glue" strategy.  "Speaker Ryan has apparently switched positions and is now supporting identity politics. Which is racist," he said. "I mean, I am astonished. Astonished. I mean, I like Paul Ryan, a lot." Asked if he was accusing Ryan of racism, Lord replied, "I am accusing anybody, anybody who believes in identity politics, which he apparently now does, of playing the race card." Lord's comments suggest he took Trump's marching orders on Monday, after the Manhattan real estate mogul reportedly instructed his supporters and surrogates to impugn reporters as racists for questioning his line of attack against the judge. Editor’s note: Donald Trump regularly incites political violence and is a serial liar , rampant xenophobe , racist , misogynist and birther who has repeatedly pledged to ban all Muslims -- 1.6 billion members of an entire religion -- from entering the U.S. Also on HuffPost Potential Trump VP Picks Potential Trump VP Picks 1 of 11 Ben Carson Even though Trump called Carson a child molester , he was delighted when the former neurosurgeon endorsed his campaign in March. In his endorsement, Carson said that there were "two different Trumps" and he was endorsing the more cerebral version of the candidate. Carson, who is seen as a political outsider like Trump, could also help the presumptive nominee make inroads with evangelical voters. Let’s just hope he’s a better VP than a  campaign surrogate . Share this slide: Carlo Allegri/Reuters More: Donald Trump Jeffrey Lord Paul Ryan Gonzalo Curiel Suggest a correction Comments Close SUBSCRIBE AND FOLLOW Get top stories and blog posts emailed to me each day. Newsletters may offer personalized content or advertisements. Learn more 1.93 M 978 K 456 K Podcast Add us on Snapchat CNN's Jeffrey Lord Says Paul Ryan Is The Real Racist For Criticizing Trump NEW! HIGHLIGHT AND SHARE Highlight text to share via Facebook and Twitter CURATED FOR YOU Generated from related, personalized and trending articles. View your news homepage. CONVERSATIONS Advertise RSS Careers FAQ User Agreement Privacy Comment Policy About Us About Our Ads Contact Us Archive Copyright © 2016 TheHuffingtonPost.com, Inc.    "The Huffington Post" is a registered trademark of TheHuffingtonPost.com, Inc. All rights reserved. Part of HuffPost • HPMG News