Corey Lewandowski, who worked as Donald Trump’s campaign manager until late June, offered an interesting, albeit semi-obvious, viewpoint on Trump’s big immigration speech that he gave in Phoenix, Arizona on Wednesday.
Now employed by CNN as a political commentator, Lewandowski on Thursday bluntly stated on CNN what needed to be said, no matter how obvious to those who are against a Trump presidency.
After Trump spent weeks posturing to minority voters, the Republican presidential candidate appeared to maintain his hardline stance against offering amnesty to illegal immigrants. In short, Lewandowski argued that Trump is looking to secure his support from white men.
Lewandowski said, “Look, I think Donald Trump’s message tonight was the message that he started with back on June of 2015, which was ‘America First.’ That’s what he believes, and what he is playing to—and if you look at the polling data, he’s got about an 18 point lead in the demographic of white males who are voting in this election.”
Lewandowski’s logic is pretty coherent, which makes it a wonder he was ever campaign manager for the chaotic candidate in the first place.
He continued, “[White males] have a high propensity of voting, and so he’s got about an 18 point lead on Hillary Clinton in that particular demographic. This speech is clearly geared at those individuals right now, to make sure they are there, he has locked them in for the election.”
This makes perfect sense because, in essence, most other major voting demographics wouldn’t give Trump their vote, despite his insulting efforts to reach out to women, black, and Latino voters.
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