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

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"

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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.

Previously:

Jeffrey Lord Is CNN's On-Staff Donald Trump Apologist Who Carries His "Fetid Water Every Day"

CNN law enforcement analyst says Trump encouraging police brutality is not "that big a deal"

Fox News host: "Police brutality was exaggerated"
 

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Anderson Cooper, Jeffrey Lord, Donald Trump, Bakari Sellers
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Anderson Cooper 360
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