Appearing on CNN this Wednesday, former Trump campaign manager Corey Lewandowski made us feel like it was 2008 all over again and defended his former boss’s birther theories, questioning President Obama’s origin of birth and education.
“Did he get in as a U.S. citizen, or was he brought into Harvard University as a citizen who wasn’t from this country?” Lewandowski asked.
To this day, CNN is catching heat from media watchdogs for hiring Lewandowski on as a commentator due to his alleged non-disparagement agreement and an ongoing severance package with the Trump campaign.
Last month, President of Media Matters Bradley Beychok sent a letter to CNN head Jeff Zucker detailing the alleged conflicts of interest.
From Media Matters:
Lewandowski embracing birtherism in 2016 should be the last straw for the network. Back in 2009, CNN was heavily criticized for employing “publicity nightmare” Lou Dobbs, who repeatedly pushed questions about President Obama’s birth certificate. CNN eventually parted ways with Dobbs, who now works for Fox. Will CNN finally do the same with Lewandowski and his disastrous tenure?
Of course, Twitter had something to say about it:
— Steve Cavendish (@scavendish) August 3, 2016
This is still nuts even after you sleep on it. pic.twitter.com/eCoUowBYqw
— Adrian Carrasquillo (@Carrasquillo) August 3, 2016
Anyone else wonder if @CLewandowski_ is still working for Trump campaign at CNN? Thought we were done with the birther crap.
— Kate Irby (@kateirby) August 3, 2016
To say things like this, Corey Lewandowski makes per annum what most people make in eight years https://t.co/AfokKxMWP4
— Adam Weinstein (@AdamWeinstein) August 3, 2016
It's very fitting that a walking mediocrity like Lewandowski would be the one to bring this back up. https://t.co/EtE8DYNpLO
— Jamelle Bouie (@jbouie) August 3, 2016
If Corey Lewandowski dropped an n-bomb while praising slavery, would that be enough for you to fire him? I can't tell from here.
— Ian Millhiser (@imillhiser) August 3, 2016
Congrats, CNN. Trump is using your network to spread birtherism again.
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