Sometimes, just sometimes, people get their just dues. That happened after one of Donald Trump’s surrogates took things way too far. The president’s former campaign manager proved himself just as cold and soulless as his former boss.
Corey Lewandowski mocked the story of a 10-year-old girl with Down’s Syndrome in front of the TV cable news cameras. FOX News caught him making his fatal mistake, and it cost him his speakers’ bureau gig.
Former senior Democratic National Committee adviser, Zac Petkanas, was bringing attention to the plight of children being separated from their parents and caged on the U.S.’s southern border. When he brought up the disabled child, Lewandowski rudely interrupted with a ‘womp womp’ sad trombone sound.
Trump caved and signed an executive order that invalidated his first order, which separated families seeking asylum, ones who entered the U.S. at non-designated locations. His original order made it a criminal rather than a civil matter, thus criminalizing what was never before a crime.
Unfortunately, the child Lewandowski mocked was among a minimum of 2,300 children who may never be returned to their parents. The Trump administration directed its people to simply hand the parent a slip of paper with a phone number on it before deporting them back to Guatemala without their children.
In addition, POTUS refused to allow members of the Congress, mayors from cities across the U.S., and all forms of media from seeing any of the girls, infants, and toddlers.
One of Washington, D.C.’s top speakers bureaus, Leading Authorities, Inc. (LAI), dropped Trump’s former campaign manager like a hot potato after his “womp, womp.” It even erased his name from their website.
Speakers bureaus like LAI tend to manage speaking gigs for political and media personalities. The speakers can cash in five- and six-figure checks – and that is for just one gig.
Lewandowski refused to apologize, when Fox News brought it up, according to CNN:
‘An apology? I owe an apology to the children whose parents are putting them in a position that is forcing them to be separated?…I was mocking a Democrat, not girl.’
LAI’s COO (chief operating officer) did not return calls asking for a comment. Neither did Lewandowski.
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