As Corey Lewandowski would say: “Womp, womp.”
Leading Authorities Inc., a high-profile Washington, D.C.-based speakers bureau, cut ties with President Donald Trump’s former campaign manager Wednesday after he was panned for dismissing the story of a 10-year-old girl with Down syndrome separated from her parents at the border with mockery, CNN reported.
As of Thursday afternoon, Lewandowski’s Twitter bio still boasted a link to his page on the bureau’s website, which now leads to a blank screen with the words “Content No Longer Available” across the top.
Speakers bureaus such as the one Lewandowski was previously associated with handle appearances and jobs for notable media and political personalities.
The former Trump staffer on Tuesday appeared on Fox News to debate former senior Democratic National Committee adviser Zac Petkanas on the Trump administration’s “zero tolerance” policy, which allows for the Department of Justice to criminally prosecute those attempting to enter the country illegally.
As a result thousands of children have been separated from their parents and placed in immigrant detention facilities – including a 10-year-old girl with Down syndrome.
Before Petkanas could fully delve into the child’s harrowing experience, Lewandowski brushed him off, saying, “Womp, womp.”
His fellow panelist’s shock was immediately evident.
“Did you say ‘womp womp’ to a 10-year girl with Down syndrome?” Petkanas asked, appalled. “How dare you.”
Lewandowski followed up with a tweet aimed at the “Fake News.”
“I mocked a liberal who attempted to politicize children as opposed to discussing the real issue which is fixing a broken immigration system,” he wrote.
Lewandowski again refused to apologize for the remark when he was pressed about it during an appearance on Fox News the following day.
“An apology?” he asked. “I owe an apology to a child whose parents are putting them in a position that is forcing them to be separated?”
President Donald Trump on Wednesday signed an executive order that allow for families to remain together should they be detained attempting to enter the country illegally. It does not, however, address how families separated from their children will be reunited.
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