Corey Lewandowski, Donald Trump's Former Campaign Manager, Mocks Down Syndrome Girl

Saul Bowman
June 20, 2018

Former Trump campaign manager Corey Lewandowski on Wednesday defended himself after appearing to mock another commentator's concern for 10-year-old migrant girl with down syndrome who was separated from her family at the US-Mexico border.

Zac Pentkana, a former Hillary Clinton adviser who appeared alongside Lewandowski, told the story of a 10-year-old girl with Down syndrome who was taken from her mom and placed "in a cage".

And just when you thought the level of heartlessness surrounding this issue had reached its peak, former Trump campaign manager Corey Lewandowski opened his mouth during a Tuesday segment on Fox News. Petkanas asked Lewandowski. "How dare you!"

Earlier on Tuesday, a Mexican official said one of those children was a 10-year-old girl with Down syndrome.

But Lewandowski didn't take the opportunity, saying that he wanted to address how Petkanas was "trying to politicize the use of children".


Lewandowski, who was sacked from the Trump campaign in 2016 but has since regained the president's support, stood firm on his stance Wednesday morning as criticism of his comments grew.

Smith then pushed Lewandowski further.

The story was initially shared by Mexican Foreign Minister Luis Videgaray, who said that this story was particularly painful.

He said the girl and her brother went to a facility in McAllen, Texas, while her mother was sent to a different centre, an hour away. Their father, a legal U.S. resident, is working with the United States consulate to get the girl released. "Of course, this case in particular we have pointed it out to the American authorities at the highest levels". U.S. Customs and Border Protection said they are working to reunite mother and child as soon as possible. "This zero-tolerance policy' applies to all adults, regardless of whether they cross alone or with their children", according to The Post.

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