New York Times columnist Charles Blow reached his limit with Donald Trump advocate Corey Lewandowski Tuesday night, furiously attacking him after the former Trump campaign manager called him a “hypocrite.”
Appearing on a panel with host Don Lemon, Angela Rye and Scottie Nell Hughes, Lewandowski criticized comments made by Vice President Joe Biden saying if he was in high school he’d like to fight Trump.
According to Lewandowsky, “If my child did that, I’d be called to the principal’s office.”
That was when Blow jumped into the fray.
“I love the fact you’re opening the door of who said what best for children,” Blow lectured Lewandowsky. “But also, if your son said that he was going to grab a — one of the girls in class by the vagina, he would also be taken to the office. That is called sexual assault. Please don’t get that confused. If your son made fun of a handicapped classmate, he would also be called into the office or expelled.”
“So you’ll excuse the vice president because you’re such a hypocrite– “, Lewandowsky shot back — and then it was on.
“First of all, don’t call me a hypocrite, right? Because you obviously don’t understand — you don’t understand what the meaning of that word is if it comes out of your mouth,” Blow said with his voice rising. “I’m not going to call you names. The moment you start calling me a hypocrite about anything on national TV — you don’t have space, Corey!”
Speaking over Lewandowsky, Blow continued, “I don’t know what your role is. I don’t know what your function is. I don’t know if you’re working for the Trump campaign. I don’t know what comes out of your mouth and to what degree, but the moment you start with the personal attacks you’re going to get it right back!”
As an added bonus, Angela Rye got in a fair amount of shots at both Lewandowsky and Trump, complimenting the Trump booster for working with a “grown-ass man” who brags about assaulting women.
Watch the video below via CNN:
Vietnamese women strive to clear war-era mines
Inching across a field littered with Vietnam war-era bombs, Ngoc leads an all-women demining team clearing unexploded ordnance that has killed tens of thousands of people -- including her uncle.
"He died in an explosion. I was haunted by memories of him," Le Thi Bich Ngoc tells AFP as she oversees the controlled detonation of a cluster bomb found in a sealed-off site in central Quang Tri province.
More than 6.1 million hectares of land in Vietnam remain blanketed by unexploded munitions -- mainly dropped by US bombers -- decades after the war ended in 1975.
At least 40,000 Vietnamese have since died in related accidents. Victims are often farmers who accidentally trigger explosions, people salvaging scrap metal, or children who mistake bomblets for toys.
Chief Justice John Roberts issues New Year’s Eve warning to stand up for democracy
"In our age, when social media can instantly spread rumor and false information on a grand scale, the public's need to understand our government, and the protections it provides, is ever more vital," he wrote. "We should celebrate our strong and independent judiciary, a key source of national unity and stability."
Trump’s next 100 days will dictate whether he can be re-elected or not — here’s why
According to CNN pollster-in-residence Harry Enten, Donald Trump's next 100 days -- which could include an impeachment trial in the Senate -- will hold the key to whether he will remain president in 2020.
As Eten explains in a column for CNN, "His [Trump's] approval rating has been consistently low during his first term. Yet his supporters could always point out that approval ratings before an election year have not historically been correlated with reelection success. But by mid-March of an election year, approval ratings, though, become more predictive. Presidents with low approval ratings in mid-March of an election year tend to lose, while those with strong approval ratings tend to win in blowouts and those with middling approval ratings usually win by small margins."