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Ex-Trump campaign chief Lewandowski slammed online for mocking migrant girl with Down Syndrome

Wednesday - 20/06/2018 17:23
Corey Lewandowski, the former campaign manager to then-presidential nominee Donald Trump, has angered critics after mocking a story of a disabled migrant being separated from her mother.
Corey Lewandowski (File photo) © Joshua Roberts
Corey Lewandowski (File photo) © Joshua Roberts

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During an appearance on Fox News, Lewandowski responded to a story of a 10-year-old girl with Down Syndrome being taken from her mother and placed in caged detention in Texas by saying “womp, womp” – an onomatopoeic phrase sometimes heard in cartoons.

Fellow panelist Zac Petkanas, a former adviser on the Democratic National Committee, then became enraged, shouting as the interview descended into cross-talk. Lewandowski continues to make his point, saying: “When you cross the border illegally, when you commit a crime, you are taken away from your family because that’s how this country works.”

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