As Donald Trump’s campaign continues to flail wildly, Trump surrogates on cable news channels have been getting even more ridiculous than they already were.
On CNN Thursday, former Trump campaign manager Corey Lewandowski argued that Donald Trump was on track to win the presidential election because Hillary was losing votes left and right to both Green Party candidate Jill Stein and Libertarian Party candidate Gary Johnson.
“This is not a two-person race,” Lewandowski insisted. “Gary Johnson and Jill Stein are in this race. I would say Jill Stein should be in the debates. She’s a person who is going to take away votes from Hillary Clinton. You just had her here on the show… At the end of the day, Donald Trump is going to win this election, he’s going to win in states because Gary Johnson and Jill Stein are going to take votes away from Hillary Clinton.”
Bill Kristol, who sat opposite of Lewandowski during the segment, could be seen laughing at him while he made this argument.
“That’s the last recourse of a campaign that’s going to lose,” Kristol said in response. “It’s hoping third-and-fourth-party candidates are going to magically change the equation. At the end of the day, 38% of the American people think Donald Trump should be president, it’s never gotten much above that number.”
Check out the whole clip below.
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