During a sit-down between staffers for many of the most prominent presidential campaigns from the election, Trump devotee Corey Lewandowski made an off-the-wall comment that astounded even the most battle-hardened campaign embed.
“This is the problem with the media. You guys took everything that Donald Trump said so literally,” Lewandowski said. “The American people didn’t. They understood it. They understood that sometimes — when you have a conversation with people, whether it’s around the dinner table or at a bar — you’re going to say things, and sometimes you don’t have all the facts to back it up.”
Lewandowski, in case you’ve forgotten, is the man who became infamous when he assaulted a female right-wing reporter, lied about it repeatedly, was defended by Donald Trump, and then assaulted a protester before being personally thanked for Trump’s primary win in Florida.
He was eventually let go from the campaign and was immediately hired by CNN. Despite his pretense as a pundit, he continued to be paid by the Trump campaign and stayed true to the contract he had signed promising never to disparage his former employer.
With that pile of scandals from just one election cycle, one would think that Lewandowski would lay low in a conversation about what went wrong, but that just isn’t his style.
Instead, Lewandowski mirrored his favorite boss when he railed against the media and its apparently obsession with distinguishing when Trump was not telling the truth. Sound like a basic responsibility of the press, no?
Apparently not, at least according to right-wingers who find that the truth often has a liberal bias, and especially when your candidate is allergic to facts.