CNN’s Chris Cuomo Confronts Corey Lewandowski Over Mocking ’Womp Womp’ Comment

Former Trump campaign manager Corey Lewandowski insisted tonight that he was not mocking a 10-year-old migrant girl with Down Syndrome who was separated from her mother––he was mocking the person who brought it up.

By now you’ve probably heard about the Fox News segment when Zac Petkanas brought up the example of that girl, Lewandowski responded by mockingly saying, “Womp womp.”

Tonight on CNN, Chris Cuomo brought him on and said, “Tell me you did not mean to insult kids with Down Syndrome or families that are coming across with kids like that.”

“Of course,” Lewandowski said, “I never meant to insult anybody with Down Syndrome.”

He said Petkanas was trying to “use a child… to politicize an issue,” saying the mother in this is being held because she’s suspected of being a witness “in a child smuggling ring.”

“I would never degrade a child,” he insisted. “But we have to get past using children as political tools and come up with real solutions.”

Watch above, via CNN.

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