CNN’s Burnett pounds Corey Lewandowski over Trump's refusal to admit Russian interference: ‘Why does he deny reality?’
CNN's Erin Burnett (left) and former Trump campaign manager Corey Lewandowski (right). Image via screengrab.

In a fiery interview with former Trump campaign manager Corey Lewandowski, CNN's Erin Burnett questioned why the president refuses to accept the reality that Russia attacked the 2016 presidential election.

After playing a supercut of Donald Trump "repeatedly" minimizing or denying the consensus of the American intelligence community, the host asked Lewandowski point blank: "Why can't he just say Russia did it?"

"Every report from the intelligence community, from every person who works for the president now, has said it was Russia, it was directed by Vladimir Putin," Burnett said as the former campaign manager tried to interrupt her by bringing up the president's meeting with his Russian counterpart in Helsinki.

"It's just denying the reality!" Burnett insisted. "Why does he deny?"

Watch below via CNN: