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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California lawmaker who chaired Republican Assembly caucus leaving GOP — to become an independent: report
On Thursday, the Sacramento Bee reported that California Assemblyman Chad Mayes, the former Assembly Minority Leader, is leaving the Republican Party and registering as No Party Preference.
"Instead of focusing on solutions for the big problems that we've got, we focused on winning elections," said Mayes in his announcement. "For me, I'm at the point in my life where I'm done with gamesmanship."
Mayes, a controversial figure who was implicated in an affair with a fellow public official, represents Yucca Valley. He is the second Republican Assemblyman this year to leave the party, after Brian Maienschein of San Diego, who Maienschein of San Diego.
‘Quantum physics generator’ incident in Ohio results in evacuation — hazmat found no radiation
Authorities in Columbus, Ohio evacuated dozens of homes after a man called 911 to report being burned by a
"Firefighters say nothing threatening was found in a northwest Columbus garage," WCMH-TV reported. "According to firefighters, a man called and reported that he received ‘RF burns’ while building some sort of ‘quantum physics generator’ in a garage. The man used words like ‘particle accelerator,’ ‘alpha rays,’ and ‘radiation’ while describing how he was burned."
Trump spoke with Giuliani on unsecured phones that were vulnerable to Russian surveillance: report
On Thursday, the Washington Post reported that President Donald Trump has communicated with his lawyer Rudy Giuliani via unsecured and unencrypted phone lines that are potentially vulnerable to interception and monitoring by Russian intelligence officials and other hostile foreign powers.
"Trump is not identified by name in the House phone records, but investigators said they suspect he may be a person with a blocked number listed as '-1' in the files," stated the report. "And administration officials said separately that Trump has communicated regularly with Giuliani on unsecured lines."