Cable news shows aren’t exactly good about fact checking their guests in real time — but every once in a while a guest tells a whopper so big that it can’t be ignored.
That was the case on Monday morning when former Donald Trump campaign manager Corey Lewandowski tried to defend his boss’s record of reaching out to minority voters and claiming that Trump is winning the Hispanic vote.
“If you look at this and you look at the election results, and where the polls stand right now, Donald Trump is doing better with Hispanics, he said he’s going to win Hispanics,” Lewandowski said.
“What poll are you talking about?” New Day co-host Alisyn Camerota interjected.
“It’s a poll out last week that shows that,” he said, without citing a specific poll. “He’s receiving 33% of Hispanics, which if you look at what Mitt Romney received, or John McCain received, he’s way ahead.”
In reality, the latest Pew poll of Hispanic voters showed that Trump is getting just 24% of Hispanic voters while Hillary Clinton is getting 66%. In a 2008 poll taken at around the same time, Barack Obama received 66% support from Hispanics, while John McCain received 23% — in other words, Trump is polling at the same as McCain and is not “way ahead.”
The best part of the video, though, has to be Hillary Clinton surrogate Christine Quinn’s look of total disgust as she watches Lewandowski try to spin that Trump is doing wonderfully with Hispanic voters.
Check out the whole video below.
— New Day (@NewDay) July 11, 2016
‘Deeply hurt’ Ex-Trump campaign manager Brad Parscale tweets out Bible verse about being persecuted
Former Trump re-election campaign manager Brad Parscale is "deeply hurt" after being demoted Wednesday night by Jared Kushner, according to Politico.
"Bless those who persecute you; bless and do not curse them," Parscale tweeted Thursday afternoon.
Bless those who persecute you; bless and do not curse them.
— Brad Parscale (@parscale) July 16, 2020
GOP officials admit 2020 platform is basically whatever’s on Trump’s Twitter account
President Donald Trump has shaped the Republican Party into his own image in less than four years on the job, and that doesn't seem likely to change anytime soon.
Nearly half of the House Republicans on the job when Trump took office in 2017 have either retired, resigned, been defeated or are retiring in 2020, and many of the GOP newcomers are devoted Trump loyalists, reported Politico.
“Whether the president wins or loses, his policy views and style have firmly taken over the Republican Party — nationalism and white grievance, those kinds of things,” said Matt Moore, former chairman of South Carolina's GOP. “I don’t think that Trumpy politics will be leaving the stage anytime soon.”
Coronavirus data disappears from CDC dashboard after Trump hijacks info
The Trump administration on Tuesday forced all hospitals and states to make a significant and immediate change in how they report coronavirus patient data, hijacking the information to be funneled into the Dept. of Health and Human Services.
Experts warned the move could allow the administration to politicize the data, hide it, be less transparent, all of which interferes in the real-time usage of information to fight the coronavirus pandemic.