CNN panelist smacks down smug Lewandowski: Trump wants to go back to the ‘pre-integration’ 1950s
Political commentator Angela Rye tore into Corey Lewandowski Tuesday night on CNN as the former Trump campaign manager tried to blame President Obama for making Americans feel the country is going in the wrong direction.
“If you want to have a third term of the Obama administration right now, it’s a 33 point direction that the country is going on the wrong track,” Lewandowski claimed. “Look, President Obama is a great campaigner, no one is taking that away from him. But if you want to campaign on the third term of the president’s campaign, then you have to also admit that 33 percent more of the people believe that the country is going in the wrong direction.”
Given an opportunity to respond, Rye stated, “What I will tell you is the reason why the people in this country thinks we’re going in the wrong direction has a lot to do with your candidate, Corey. We have the most divided country ever. This election’s theme is us against them.”
“This is about people who have been ostracized, frustrated, angry, trying to find people to blame,” she continued before Lewandowsky began talking over her.
“Go ahead, Corey,” Rye said before sarcastically adding, “Because what you have to say is more important than me finishing my sentence.”
After Lewandowski smirked and replied, “That’s true,” Rye shot back, “Actually it’s not, but that’s what you think and that’s part of the problem.”
“People are upset that America is not being put first anymore,” said the former Trump campaign head. “And what Donald Trump’s campaign is about is very clear. We’re gonna put Americans’ first. I know this is a crazy notion for a president of the United States, but that is what we’re gonna do.”
“No, it’s actually not,” she said. “What’s crazy is that your people want to go back to the 1950’s, which is pre-integration, that’s what’s crazy.”
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