Remember That Time Lewandowski Cussed Out And Threatened to Blacklist a CNN Reporter?
After the news emerged Thursday that former Donald Trump campaign manager Corey Lewandoski will be joining CNN as a salaried commentator, it’s worth remembering that relations between the network and Lewandowski haven’t always been rosy.
Lewandowski actually cussed out CNN reporter Noah Grey during a campaign speech in Massachusetts in 2015. The Washington Post was on the scene:
After CNN reporter Noah Gray left “the pen” to document a group of protesters who unveiled a sign reading “Migrant lives matter,” Trump’s campaign manager Corey Lewandowski turned to campaign spokeswoman Hope Hicks and said: “Hey: Tell Noah, get back in the pen or he’s f—— blacklisted,” according to a recording of the incident.
As Gray went into the crowd to film reaction to the sign, which had already been taken down, Lewandowski confronted him directly: “Inside the pen, or I will pull your credentials. Media goes in the pen.” Lewandowski at first said the order was because of security, but then said: “I’m telling you. I’m telling you. Media stays in the pen.”
Gray even posted a partial video of the incident on Twitter.
— Noah Gray CNN (@NoahGrayCNN) November 19, 2015
Watch above, via CNN.
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