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WATCH: Corey Lewandowski Brings Back Trump’s Birther Conspiracy Theory

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WATCH: Corey Lewandowski Brings Back Trump’s Birther Conspiracy Theory

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Former Donald Trump campaign manager Corey Lewandowski reignited the birther conspiracy theory last night — in his new job as a full-time political commentator on CNN.

While trying to defend his former boss from President Obama’s strong criticism earlier the same day, Lewandowski suggested Obama was hiding his birth place because he never released his Harvard transcripts, as Trump had once demanded of him.

When Angela Rye reminded him that Trump began attacking the president the president long before he became a presidential hopeful, most notoriously as a leader of the birther movement, Lewadownski tried turning the tables once again, digging up a years-old conspiracy.

“Did he ever release his transcripts from Harvard?” Lewandowski asked.

“You raised the issue. Did he, did he ever release his transcripts or his admission to Harvard University. You raised the issue, so just yes or no? The answer is no.”

Of course, any Trump surrogate should avoid talk of transcripts. Trump has refused to release his tax returns, breaking a traditional practice by presidential candidates since Watergate.

Rye had just two words to respond to Lewandowski: “Tax returns.”

But Lewandowski went on like a broken record. “Have those ever been released, and the question was did he get in as a U.S. citizen or was he brought into Harvard University as a citizen who wasn’t from this country?” he once again asked, as other members of the panels cringed, calling his accusations “blatantly disrespectful.”

“You think he’s Kenyan. You think he’s not from here!” Bakari Sellers responded.

Photo and video: CNN

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20 Comments

  1. Dan S August 3, 2016

    Why the hell did CNN hire this moron ? He continues to be a mouthpiece for that idiot Trump who now wants to know why he can’t use nukes ? ????

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  2. Mama Bear August 3, 2016

    So typical. President Obama comes out with the truth about Trump’s unfitness for office and he strikes back with this? Lame. Lame. Lame.

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  3. Lynda Groom August 3, 2016

    The release of tax returns has been the norm for some time already. The release of college records is another subject entirely. Bush’s II’s were leaked, which is not the same as a candidates release. I know that walking and chewing gun can be difficult for the Trumpsters, but Corey should at least try.

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  4. Rich August 3, 2016

    CNN should fire Lewandowski immediately. Commentators who parrot blatant lies should be fired immediately by any media outlet that wants to maintain even a semblance of credibility. I will not watch CNN at all until he is out the door.

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  5. A.T. August 3, 2016

    I suppose, since they only have a few more months to try and find fault with Obama for something, they might as well try and bring an old one back. That whole improving the economy, creating jobs, universal health care, bringing soldiers home thing is just too much for them. They’re running out of steam attempting to convince people that he’s the “worst president ever” with his high approval ratings.

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    1. dpaano August 3, 2016

      I agree….they’re running out of viable “conspiracy theories” to pin on Hillary, so they’re going back and trying to hit President Obama. Sorry guys, but President Obama was elected TWICE!!!

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      1. Gilbert West August 13, 2016

        I wonder how much of the blame for Trump’s casino failures can be traced to his nefarious mob connections, and whether the casinos folded because the mob fleeced Trump into bankruptcy? Perhaps those questions could be put to Mr. “Lewandowski” and give him pause to re-think his role as a prostitute for Trump’s lunacy.

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  6. Diane August 3, 2016

    How low will CNN go before it finally hits rock bottom?

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    1. dpaano August 3, 2016

      It’s getting pretty close to that already!

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  7. notafoxfan August 3, 2016

    I would like to know what “genius” in the cnn human relations department hired mr lewandowksi as a political consultant/pundit,knowing full well he has a “non disclosure” contract with Donald trump,so he cannot seriously be objective..at this point in time,to even bring up the “birther” issue, or obamas college transcripts is truly “reaching” for topics to draw attention away from trumps continuing lunacy and not releasing his taxes..what is wrong with that network? they will lose viewers as long as he is employed there.are they turning into “mini fox news”??.

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    1. meridaest August 3, 2016

      No fan of Corey here but he was hired to be partisan for Trump just like Paul Begala is hired to be partisan for Clinton, Brazile for Dems, and Ana Navarro for Republicans. They aren’t reporters or anchors who at least have to try to appear impartial.

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  8. dpaano August 3, 2016

    This guy is as dumb as a box of rocks! Fits right in with Trump’s gang of thugs! I would have just kept repeating “tax returns,” “tax returns,” “tax returns,” and keep at him until he either shut his mouth or gave us a viable reason WHY Trump is scared to release these to the public! He has LITTLE to say about President Obama’s college transcripts, which have absolutely NOTHING to do with anything! Maybe we need to see Trump’s transcripts….I bet those are interesting!

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    1. bobnstuff August 3, 2016

      I would like to see all of Trumps school records. How did he get into Penn? Did his Dad buy his way in? Did Trump punch his music teacher? Trump could come clean but he won’t. How about his divorce paper? They should give insight into the real Donald Trump. The birther movement is small stuff in comparison with what is hiding in Trump closet.

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      1. A.T. August 3, 2016

        I believe the story is that he got into Penn because his brother knew someone in admissions.

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        1. bobnstuff August 3, 2016

          We know he didn’t graduate with honors or he would have had it tattooed on his forehead. Even GW was better educated.

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  9. Vocalic Scissors August 3, 2016

    This birther issue is still going on? Obama has already served 2 terms as President. Where are they going with the birther now? These guys are certainly LOSERS!

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  10. Joan August 3, 2016

    WTF did CNN expect? There had been no previous indication that Corey was possessed of intelligence, judgement, political savvy or values and a yuge amount of evidence of the lack thereof.

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    1. Gilbert West August 13, 2016

      and besides… “Lewandowski” doesn’t sound like an “American” name to me. So where the hell did this guy come from? Some eastern block communist country???

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