Trump Defends Jeffrey Lord at Phoenix Rally

Moments after he misquoted his own defense of those who marched with neo-Nazis and white supremacists during his Phoenix rally Tuesday night, President Trump lamented CNN’s decision to fire his most loyal pundit, Jeffrey Lord, for tweeting “Sieg heil” at the president of Media Matters. “They fired Jeffrey Lord, poor Jeffrey,” the president said as he complained about coverage by the cable-TV network. “I guess he was getting a little bit fed up and was fighting back a little too hard.” Lord, who never apologized for what he called a “joke” tweet, is reportedly in talks to join Breitbart News.

—Matt Wilstein