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Corey Lewandowski Argues With “The View” Co-Hosts Over Donald Trump, Roy Moore

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Corey Lewandowski argued with some of “The View” co-hosts on Tuesday over Donald Trump and Roy Moore. Watch the video below.

Lewandowski, the president’s former campaign manager, was on the ABC talk show to promote his new book, Let Trump Be Trump: The Inside Story of His Rise to the Presidency. But with Joy Behar and Sunny Hostin leading the interview, the discussion was largely tense. It began with Behar bringing up renewed Republican support for Moore’s senate candidacy, despite the allegations of pedophilia against him. “I think we have a big problem in Washington, D.C. right now,” he said. But he deflected questions about endorsing such a candidate, and even suggested that sexual assault allegations shouldn’t be believed.

“What the voters have to decide is who they’re going to send to Washington to represent them and their values,” Lewandowski said, arguing, “People, if they’ve committed crimes, should be prosecuted for those crimes. But I’m very cautious about rushing to judgment until we know all the facts… There’s a fine line between being accused of something and actually being convicted of it. And unfortunately, this is the society we are in right now… We shouldn’t just believe anybody.”

He repeatedly brought up Al Franken, who apologized last month for sexual misconduct, but Hostin and Behar reminded that their questions were about Moore. “It’s going to be up to the people of Alabama to decide if those are the values they want to put in the U.S. Senate. It’s not for me to decide,” he said, going on to compare, “Just like it will be up to the people of Minnesota when Al Franken is [up for election].” Behar called it a “false equivalency” because the two men are accused of different behaviors.

But Lewandowski insisted, “If my family was groped by Al Franken when they were asleep, I’d be very appalled by it.” Countered Hostin, “If your 14-year-old daughter was molested by Roy Moore, you’d be offended by that, too.” That earned applause from the audience. They went on to discuss the Mueller investigation, about which Lewandowski said that “almost $10 million” has been spent, but “nothing has gone to the president that’s said he’s done anything wrong. There’s been no collusion. No cooperation. There’s no coordination.”

Still, they wanted to know, since he has said that those who are guilty of crimes should face prison time, if he feels that way about Trump. “Nobody’s above the law,” Lewandowski said, but he wouldn’t give a direct “yes.” They further talked about him writing in his book about Trump’s flashes of anger and rudeness. Lewandowski actually claimed those are good things. “He’s a killer. I want a killer as a president. I want to make sure we are the toughest, greatest nation in the world and that we are safe.”

He went on to say of Trump, “This is a man who has achieved so much success in his life.” When he rattled off examples, Behar shot back, “Trump University, don’t forget about that.” That earned approving laughs from the crowd. Hostin also brought up Lewandowski defending in his book the controversial comments Trump made about Mexicans the day he announced his candidacy. Reading aloud from the book, Lewandowski wrote that those words “were as close to the opposite of racism as any words could be.”

Hostin demanded, “Please, Corey, explain that to me.” He replied, “I know President Trump. Not only is he not a racist or a misogynist, he’s the exact opposite.” That elicited jeers from the audience. Still, Lewandowski went on, “I’ve had the privilege of sitting next to him. He doesn’t care if you’re white, green, blue or orange. He doesn’t care if you’re a male or a female.” Check out the full video below.

 


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