Former Trump campaign manager Corey Lewandoski said that the possible re-opening of Clinton’s FBI investigating was what really helped Trump win the election. Speaking to a group at the Oxford Union debating society on Wednesday, Lewandoski explained, “With eleven days to go, something amazing happened.”
“What that did was remind people that there are two different rules in Washington — those of the elites, and the privileged and those for everybody else,” said Lewandowski of the FBI announcement, according to the Telegraph.
In the weeks before Nov. 9, it looked like Hillary Clinton had the election in the bag, with Trump rallying to keep up his support in the wake of “pussygate” and in the face of over a dozen women accusing him of sexual assault or harassment. But, 11 days before the election, on that fateful Friday, FBI Director James Comey announced a further review of the Clinton emails.
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“When Comey moved forward with that investigation . . . it allowed the campaign a little spring in their step, and for them to redouble their efforts,” Lewandowski said. He was fired by the Trump campaign in June and quickly became a CNN pundit.
Lewandowski might be considered for a role in the Trump administration, but a strategist working on Trump’s presidential transition told Politico, “Corey has a problem because he has made so many enemies.”
At the same speech in London, Lewandowski compared the aftermath of Trump’s win to Brexit.
“Pundits were telling you, vote Brexit the markets will crash and you’ll never survive — vote Trump and the Dow will crash, it will be a disaster. But we know that three days after Brexit the markets were back at peak performance,” he said.
Lewandowski was reportedly laughed at several times during his speech first when he called Trump “the greatest phenomenon to hit the US in a lifetime” and then when he said that climate change was a scam.
“No Trump, no KKK, no fascist USA,”protesters cried before the speech, according to the Huffington Post. The Oxford University Student’s Union LGBTQ Campaign and Oxford Migrant Solidarity organized protests that took place outside of where Lewandowski spoke.
Fmr Donald Trump campaign manager Corey Lewandowski is speaking at Oxford Union. Event begins with a protest. pic.twitter.com/ZwU7mVeizt
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