The child in question reportedly has Down syndrome
You may recall Corey Lewandowski, who was last in the headlines for literally assaulting a female reporter on Donald Trump’s campaign trail. He got fired after that, and we all hoped that would be the last time we saw that asshole rear his ugly head in public.
Oh, if only good things like that happened in this world.
Lewandowski, like a cockroach that can’t be killed, is back. For some reason, someone thought this guy should be allowed on TV to debate child separation at the U.S. border. You know, that Trump policy in which children are kidnapped from asylum seekers at the border and put into child prison camps. Because that’s something that we are debating. With a guy who assaulted a woman in public. Is anyone else screaming right now? It is just me?
And of course, this isn’t even the worst of it. During this “debate” with democratic strategist Zac Petkanas, Lewandowski heard the story of a 10-year-old girl with Down syndrome taken from her mother at the border.
You’re right if you literally don’t believe someone could have said something that fucking awful. But there’s video. So.
you sitting down?
here’s Corey Lewandowski mockingly saying “womp womp” to the story of a 10-year-old girl with Down Syndrome who was separated from her mother at the border.
— J.D. Durkin (@jiveDurkey) June 20, 2018
Yeah, it’s really this bad. This is such a low, even prominent Republican talking heads are condemning Lewandowski, who once served as Trump’s campaign manager.
This is so horrible, even by Lewandowski standards. https://t.co/4SNBUtCgfu
— Meghan McCain (@MeghanMcCain) June 20, 2018
There is no low to which this coward Corey Lewandowski won’t sink. This man should not be afforded a national platform to spew his hate. https://t.co/M8adu7P2sf
— Megyn Kelly (@megynkelly) June 20, 2018
Because this is something everyone should be outraged about. Even if it’s just not all that surprising.
How could Corey Lewandowski possibly think he could get away with such a crass, disgusting mockery of someone with disabilities???? pic.twitter.com/XVA04Lzjs8
— Sam Stein (@samstein) June 20, 2018
Lewandowski went on to have a successful career. After losing his job with the Trump campaign for, you know, literal assault.
Sure, Lewandowski was Trump's campaign mgr. He also went on to be a paid political analyst for CNN & a fellow at Harvard. Various companies, including Lockheed Martin, have paid him for advice. And he's reportedly worked w/ the DC lobbying giant BGR. This stain is on all of them. https://t.co/aPrrFXvjBk
— Jason Zengerle (@zengerle) June 20, 2018
If I'm not mistaken, Corey Lewandowski is a consultant to–among others–Mike Pence's PAC, the Great America Committee. Is @VP fine with his comment on TV tonight? Is @VP happy to keep paying him handsomely?
— Bill Kristol (@BillKristol) June 20, 2018
Just wanted to let you know that one of your fellows, Corey Lewandowski, just said, "Womp, Womp," when he was told about a child with Down Syndrome being taken from her mother at the border.
Let us know your thoughts on this.
Decent Human Beings
— Nick Jack Pappas (@Pappiness) June 20, 2018
But will this be the end of Lewandowski’s career? LOL. Probably not. If we’ve learned anything from
our dystopian hellscape U.S. politics in the Trump era, it’s this. We’ll be rightfully pissed about this for a minute — but only until something worse happens. Because something worse will happen. And until then, kids will still be ripped from their parents’ arms and imprisoned at our borders. Make America Great Again, everyone.