Corey Lewandowski Doubles-Down On “Womp, Womp”

The Hill reports:

Former Trump campaign manager Corey Lewandowski is refusing to apologize for mocking the story of a 10-year-old girl with Down syndrome who was separated from her family.

Asked on Fox News on Wednesday if he’d like to apologize, Lewandowski doubled down, asking, “An apology? I owe an apology to the children whose parents are putting them in a position that is forcing them to be separated?”

Lewandowski later said that he was mocking Petkanas and not the young girl. Earlier, he made the false claim on Twitter that the separation of families at the border began under former President Obama, writing, “It’s offensive that the MSM doesn’t want to talk about the fact that these policies were started under Obama.”

Mediaite reports:

Fox host Sandra Smith circled back, asking generically about the level of “rhetoric” in discussions of family separation at our border. Smith appealed to Lewandowski’s “heartstrings.”

“I want to go back to the words and the rhetoric that is being used around this, because it is so highly charged, and it’s pulling at all of our heartstrings,” she said. “Reports of these tender-age shelters. Of migrant children that are so young they’re finding a separate place for them because of the influx of children being separated from their parents at the border.”

“That pulls at your heartstrings,” she continued, using the term again. “I know you, you’re a parent. It’s a difficult situation for us as Americans to look on and see this is happening at our border.”