Former Trump campaign manager Corey Lewandowski is facing criticism for seemingly mocking the plight of an illegal immigrant child at the border with down syndrome.
On a Fox News segment Tuesday, former DNC adviser Zac Petkanas told a story about “10-year-old girl with Down syndrome” who had been “put in a cage” as the result of Trump’s zero-tolerance policy on illegal immigration.
The action earned Lewandowski criticism all over social media.
Returning to Fox Wednesday morning, Lewandowski was asked by the host if he owed an apology for the remark: “There are some who saw your words last night as overlooking an individual when there are so many affected by this,” the anchor said, “Do you feel that you owe an apology of any sort?”
Lewandowski was unmoving. “An apology?” he said, “I owe an apology to the children whose parents are putting them in a position that is forcing them to be separated?”
Lewandowski then brought up some of the names of individuals who have been killed by illegal immigrants: “We owe an apology to Jameel Shaw and Brian Terry and Kate Steinle’s family who have allowed those individuals to be killed by illegal aliens. The American people owe an apology to those people. When you cross the border illegally, you have committed a crime, and there is accountability for committing crimes, and there should be.”
After the remarks, the host concluded the segment.