Corey Lewandowski is doubling down after drawing massive condemnation for mocking a disabled migrant child who was separated from her parents amid President Donald Trump‘s zero-tolerance immigration policy.
When Trump’s former campaign manager was on Fox News last night, he dismissively said “womp, womp” as Democratic strategist Zac Petkanas argued that Trump’s policy has taken a young girl with Down Syndrome away from her family.
Lewandowski spoke to Sandra Smith on Wednesday, and she asked him if he had anything to say about the uproar he caused.
“My comments were specifically about Zac trying to politicize the use of children as a political football in this discussion because the law is very clear,” Lewandowski said. “Let’s not make this about politicizing children. Let’s make it about the rules and the laws and Congress has the ability to change that.”
Lewandowski continued by making the rule-of-law argument while doubling down on his false claim that the child separation policy was implemented under the Obama Administration. When Smith grilled him on whether he was mocking the disabled girl, he spun away by talking about U.S. citizens who have been killed by illegal immigrants.
“I was mocking Zac, a liberal Democrat national committee activist who is doing nothing but politicizing the issue of making an example of one particular child,” Lewandowski said. “Let’s talk about families permanently separated because the mainstream media has been so outrageous about this.”
Later in the conversation, Smith asked Lewandowski if he wanted to apologize. The former Trump campaign manager declined, and was incredulous at the suggestion.
“An apology? I owe an apology to the children whose parents are putting them in a position that is forcing them to be separated. We owe an apology to Jameel Shaw and Brian Terry and Kate Steinle‘s family who have allowed those individuals to be killed by illegal aliens. The American people owe an apology to those people. When you cross the border illegally you have committed a crime and there is accountability for committing crimes and there should be.”
Watch above, via Fox News.
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