After Trump encourages police brutality, CNN's Jeffrey Lord brushes it off as “the New Yorker sense of humor”

Lord: “We need to loosen up a little bit here,” “we are becoming a humorless society”

From the July 31 edition of CNN's Anderson Cooper 360:

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ANDERSON COOPER (HOST): I mean a lot of police organizations have come out and said, we're not -- we don't rough up suspects, and it's not a good idea.

JEFFREY LORD: I mean, I have to say, he's a New Yorker, standing in front of New Yorkers on Long Island. My whole family's from there, that's the way they talk. That's the New Yorker sense of humor.

BAKARI SELLERS: Eric Garner was from New York.

LORD: What? Oh, come on.

SELLERS: Well, he was. And he was choked to death by an illegal chokehold. I mean, police brutality is not funny.

LORD: No --

SELLERS: Can you draw a line somewhere, or anywhere with Donald Trump?

LORD: No, no, come on -- come on. You know, we need to loosen up a little bit here.

SELLERS: Why? It's not funny.

LORD: Why? Why? Because, I mean, we are -- we are becoming a humorless society, totally humorless.


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