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.
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