Trump Campaign Can't Stop Lying Even When It's Right
Sort of hot if you like fascist thugs. (You do.)
Corey Lewandowski is Donald Trump's campaign manager. A former peace officer (snicker snort giggle glump), he is basically Roid Rage in human form. A couple of weeks ago, he friendly-fired a female Breitbart reporter, grabbing her so hard he left bruises. (The Trump campaign still denies this ever happened; Lewandowski's personal response to the accusation was that bitches be crazy hysterical attention-seeking liars.)
Now, of course, because time is a flat circle, it's happened again. But instead of yanking a female reporter by the arm -- reportedly (though duh, he denies it) because he "didn't realize" she was Breitbart but thought she was just a gross mainstream media reporter instead -- he can be seen here yanking a protester by the collar at a rally Saturday.
Here is Donald Trump's campaign manager in the Tucson crowd grabbing the collar of a protester. pic.twitter.com/JZ9RntWlHY— Jacqueline Alemany (@JaxAlemany) March 19, 2016
You can see it's Lewandowski grabbing the kid because he does not have an evil twin this time; there's only him in his gray suit, plus some thug in a black jacket who looks like he should be taking his Teamster-mandated 90 minutes for lunch about now.
Twitter was very excited about this! Where before Lewandowski had claimed he couldn't have grabbed Michelle Fields because he'd "never even met her," he is now grabbing this young man whom he'd never even met! It is almost like you can manhandle someone without a formal introduction!
But ... here's the thing? He's not violent with the guy. He pretty much just touches him. He even might be restraining the kid from falling onto the people below. (For real.) It's only news because it follows the media's (correct) framing that he is a violent, raging jerkwad.
Does the Trump campaign say "yeah, he was helping contain the guy who was about to fall on the row of people below him"? No. They deny what you're looking at with your own eyeballs, saying Lewandowski never touched the kid he'd never even met. What would you have them do, NOT lie about it?
Despite what can be seen on multiple sources of video, Trump's campaign said in a statement Saturday night that Lewandowski made no contact with the protester and Trump made no mention of any footage during “This Week."
"The individual he was speaking with was pulled from behind by the man to Lewandowski’s left,” Trump spokeswoman Hope Hicks said in a statement to ABC News. "The video clearly shows the protester reacting to the man who pulled him, not to Mr. Lewandowski. Mr. Trump does not condone violence at his rallies, which are private events paid for by the campaign."
But how is Donald Trump Himself lying about it today? Did Corey Lewandowski touch the man? He did not. And if he did, which he didn't, it's because the protesters had bad words on their signs so they are maybe terrorists.
"And, I will give him credit. Now he didn’t touch him.”
(Yes he did.)
"I give [Lewandowski] credit for having spirit," he said. "He wanted them to take down those horrible profanity laced signs.”
Remember when Newt Gingrich cheated on his wife because he loved America too much? Yeah, the bad words made him do it :(
Got any more lies for us, Trump campaign spokesman Hope Hicks, maybe of the omissiony kind?
Trump campaign spokesman Hope Hicks, in a statement issued Saturday night in response to the Tucson video, said it was the man in the dark pullover ― not Lewandowski ― who forcefully pulled the protester. While she failed to identify the man in the dark pullover as a member of Trump’s security detail, she suggested his actions were justified by the behavior of the protester, who can be seen in the video grabbing the arm of a young woman in front of him.
When POLITICO on Sunday asked Hicks why she did not identify the man as a member of Trump’s security detail, she explained: “Although we did not identify this individual, we did not make any suggestion as to his affiliation or lack thereof.”
Don't ask, we won't tell! Anyway, the point is that the Trump campaign (and Donald Trump) lies even when it doesn't need to, but that is not really news so why we are spending our Sunday on this I have no idea, let's all go get brunch.
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