Congrats, CNN! You just hired a birther

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:

Congrats, CNN. Trump is using your network to spread birtherism again.

Watch the video below:

Sky Palma

Before launching DeadState back in 2012, Sky Palma has been blogging about politics, social issues and religion for over a decade. He lives in Los Angeles and also enjoys Brazilian jiu jitsu, chess, music and art.

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