Former Trump campaign manager Corey Lewandowski flirts with birtherism on CNN

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It seems Corey Lewandowski still hasn’t moved on from the last presidential election. During a CNN panel Tuesday night, the former Donald Trump campaign manager and now CNN contributor dodged a conversation about how Trump hasn’t released his tax returns, and pivoted to focus instead on how President Obama hasn’t released his Harvard transcripts. Lewandowski proceeded to suggest that maybe Obama didn’t release his transcripts to cover up that he wasn’t born in the United States.

Perhaps reading viewers’ minds, CNN’s Don Lemon countered Lewandowski’s arguments by asking how Obama’s Harvard records are even “germane to the election.” “Look, the only reason it’s germane is because she brought the issue up, and said Donald Trump raised the issue of his Harvard transcripts,” Lewandowski answered, referring to another panelist’s earlier remark that Trump is the “spokesperson for the birther movement.” “And I just simply said, ‘Have those transcripts ever been released?’ And the question was ‘Did he get in as a U.S. citizen, or was he brought into Harvard University as a citizen who wasn’t from this country?’ I don’t know the answer.”

Lewandowski later acknowledged that Obama is from Hawaii.

Watch the exchange below.


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