Corey Lewandowski, Donald Trump’s former campaign manager, might have stopped working for the petulant billionaire but he sure is acting as Trump’s unofficial in-house representative at his new workplace CNN.
Why else would Lewandowski reignite the media mogul’s favorite theory about President Barack Obama, that he wasn't born in the U.S., which has been debunked time and time again?
Trump’s emergence this election season as the official Republican Party presidential nominee was certainly unprecedented primarily because before last July, all he was noted for were for his nonsensical tweets and conspiracy theories about Obama’s citizenship — popularly known as “birthers” — and his reality TV career.
Although these crazy rumors about the president’s original roots were debunked, by Obama himself and irrefutable evidence, many of his critics, clearly including Lewandowski, still aren’t convinced.
Obama released his “long-form” birth certificates in 2011 and later poked fun at Trump’s concerns at the White House Correspondents Dinner the same year, saying Trump “can finally get back to focusing on the issues that matter, like, did we fake the moon landing?”
But it’s rather odd how, over the course of his year-long election campaign, while Trump has mostly — and surprisingly — refrained from discussing birther theories, Lewandowski isn’t letting the matter go.
During a heated discussion over Trump, political commentator Angela Rye pointed out his verbal assaults against Obama date back to 2011.
This provided Lewandowski with the opportunity to revive Trump’s favorite topic.
“Well, you raised the issue, I’m just asking,” Lewandowski stated, adding, “The only reason it’s germane is because she brought the issue up, and said Donald Trump raised the issue of his Harvard transcripts. And I just simply said, ‘Have those ever been released?’ And the question was ‘did he get in as a U.S. citizen, or was he brought in to Harvard University as a citizen who wasn’t from this country?’”
(So, why did CNN hire him again?)