CNN’s Jeffrey Lord: Gov. Susana Martinez Is “Not A Latina, She’s An American Citizen”

From the May 25 edition of CNN’s New Day:

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ALISYN CAMEROTA (HOST): Donald Trump always says he’s a counter-puncher, how did Susana Martinez start this fight?

JEFFREY LORD: Well, yeah, I was looking at this last night. And she was, she gave some talks, there was a private talk in April and word leaked out that she was critical of Donald Trump. And she said, she played the identity politics card, which is a cancer inside the Republican Party.

CAMEROTA: What does that mean? Played the identity politics card.

LORD: What does that mean?

CAMEROTA: How did she play the identity politics card?

LORD: Yeah, she told these people according to accounts I was reading in The Washington Post, I believe, that she was insulted by things he was saying because she’s a Latina. She’s not a Latina, she’s an American citizen. She is an American. She’s the governor --

TIM MILLER: She is, Jeffrey, the only Latina governor in the country.

LORD: Her race has nothing to do with this.

MILLER: She is the only Latina governor in the country. Donald Trump, given his problem with Hispanics should be bear-hugging her. And she’s successful, she’s popular, why is he attacking her besides his thin skin?

LORD: Tim, we don’t play identity politics. This is the party of Lincoln. Enough said.


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