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CNN’s Corey Lewandowski Flat-Out Lies About Trump’s History Of Using Undocumented Workers

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CNN’s Corey Lewandowski Flat-Out Lies About Trump’s History Of Using Undocumented Workers

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Published with permission from Media Matters of America

CNN political commentator and former Donald Trump campaign manager Corey Lewandowski falsely claimed the Republican presidential nominee has never used undocumented workers.

During a panel discussion on CNN, political commentator Maria Cardona discussed Trump’s use of undocumented immigrants for his building projects, reported discrepancies in Melania Trump’s immigration record, and the recent story of Trump’s modeling agency employing undocumented women in violation of the law. Lewandowski falsely claimed those reports were untrue and that Cardona “ha[s] no facts to back up” her claims.

Cardona pushed back, saying “studies after studies” back her up including an August 30 Mother Jones report which chronicled Trump Model Management’s use of “foreign models who came to the United States on tourist visas that did not permit them to work here.” Thirty years ago Trump’s company also employed 200 undocumented workers to demolish a building in order to make way for New York’s Trump Tower, although Trump claimed he was unaware at the time.

From the September 6 edition of CNN’s CNN Tonight with Don Lemon:

MARIA CARDONA: So very quickly, I was pointing out other than the fact that Donald Trump doesn’t care, doesn’t know, and is clueless about immigration law, there is huge hypocrisy here. There was an editorial board today by the Washington Post that focuses on the discrepancies of Melania Trump’s own legalization history, citizenship history. There’s a lot of holes there that the Trump campaign has said they are going to come clean and explain to everybody what they were. They haven’t done that. There is a modelling agency, Trump Models that just came out, a story that came out that says they used models that came over here illegally for them to work for Trump’s modelling agency. He has used undocumented immigrant workers in a lot of his projects. So to underscore the hypocrisy in the immigration plan is something we need to continue to do because —

DON LEMON (HOST): Let Corey get in.

CARDONA: It underscores the lack of knowledge and the absolute lack of him caring about this

COREY LEWANDOWSKI: Maria, Maria you have no fact to back up that statement. That he has used undocumented workers. There has been no case of that and to even —

CARDONA: There have been studies after studies, Corey

LEWANDOWSKI: And to even raise Mrs. Trump in this is deplorable.

Lewandowski has received criticism recently for his continued ties to the Trump campaign including prepping Trump for the debates and travelling with the candidate to campaign stops while continuing to being paid to shill for Trump on CNN. Media Matters has urged the network to cut ties with Lewandowski.

Photo and video: CNN via Media Matters of America

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22 Comments

  1. chino49p September 7, 2016

    The story on corey is that he is a scumbag just like his boss drump. As long as he is working for drump and has signed a non-disclosure agreement that he CANNOT say anything negative about drump, he should never be on any so-called news team as he CANNOT do anything but SUPPORT any & everything drump does.

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  2. Dan S September 7, 2016

    I now watch msnbc over the lame cnn. I can’t believe they hired Corey Lewandowski as a commentator with an obvious bias favoring Trump. Now cnn has a new poll showing a dead heat between Clinton & Trump. Are they trying to be the new Fox News ? ????

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    1. KenyaB September 7, 2016

      I think they are trying to be the new Fox News.

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  3. TZToronto September 7, 2016

    Fire the guy. Let him go back to Trump, where he belongs. Right now he’s acting as a mole. It’s one thing to promote a candidate the way so many Republican shills on CNN do. Lewandowski shouldn’t be paid to do it, especially when he’s obviously lying.

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    1. dpaano September 7, 2016

      Plus, if he’s getting paid by CNN AND by Trump’s gang, I believe that’s illegal!

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      1. KenyaB September 7, 2016

        Certainly a conflict of interest!

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  4. bobnstuff September 7, 2016

    How smart is it to lie about something that can be checked and where there is court records and other government records. Trump followers believe everything he says but if he wants elected it will take more then his uneducated crowd, after all the voting stations are not in bars.

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  5. LCR78 September 7, 2016

    Just as Trump can’t stop lying, Lewandowski can’t either. Lies are the main weapon used by the Trump campaign, so why is everyone surprised when Lewandowski uses them also. Why is the media so willing to allow the use of these lies?

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  6. InGen12 September 7, 2016

    I lost all respect for CNN when they hired this guy. Now when I hear ANY reporting from them, I take it with a grain of salt.

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  7. Jon September 7, 2016

    Corey Lewandowski caught lying on Corey News Network? CNN shed whatever pretense they may have had about being a news network when they hired Trump’s shill to play a newsman on television. CNN is as disgusting as Lewandowski. It may as well be Fox’s sister station as both promote Trump instead of truth. Proving Lewandowski is a liar is truly like shooting fish in a barrel.

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  8. dpaano September 7, 2016

    First of all, he’s NOT getting paid according to the newspapers. Second of all, he’s paid to keep up the lies told by his buddy, Trump, and if he says anything against him, Trump will sue him! Trump’s followers are uneducated, brainwashed, and don’t know a lie even when facts are shown to back it up! Pretty sad commentary!

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    1. Daniel Jones September 7, 2016

      He knows the facts.
      He just thinks they don’t matter, at all.

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  9. yabbed September 7, 2016

    Of course Trump has long used undocumented workers. As far back as the destruction of the beautiful Bonwit Teller building on 5th Ave for the building of the godawful Trump Tower he was using undocumented workers. Those happened to be Polish and he was cited, fined, and humiliated in the press at the time for his horrifying treatment of those workers. No hardhats, no safety equipment, sleeping in the cold wreckage of the building. Look it up. Look up the undocumented Mexicans he has had doing his maintenance and construction for years. Look at the Trump Models girls who were working here without proper papers. There is even public proof that his third wife was working in the US without a work visa.

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  10. KenyaB September 7, 2016

    Lewandowski always lies and CNN allows him free rein CNN has legitimized a Trump Birther. Not only does L. wants Obama’s admission records from Harvard as well. But there is no reason while Trump should releSe his income tax returns.

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  11. LABisMAD September 7, 2016

    “Deplorable” to mention Mrs. Trump. So mentioning Mr. Clinton must be…

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  12. Daniel Jones September 7, 2016

    Corey is still working for Donald Trump, he’s the man’s mouthpiece. He’s a professional liar.

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  13. Insinnergy September 7, 2016

    Liars. All the Trump surrogates.
    When you’re polishing a turd, you can’t afford to stop to answer questions honestly.

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  14. ajani September 7, 2016

    Chronic Liars Trump@Cult.

    Reply
  15. Bertha5787 September 8, 2016

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  16. A. D. Reed September 8, 2016

    Doesn’t anyone else than me understand that when Dumkopf loses the election he’s going to use Breitbard and investment money from Putin’s oligarch friends to buy CNN and turn it into a national alt-right media empire? They know that FOX is imploding with the collapse of the Ailes regime and the slow crumbling of Rupert as he goes into his 90s; they recognize that the Murdoch sons want desperately to legitimize FOX as a more mainstream network than Ailes and their father made it. So CNN is positioning itself to take up the loosened reins of FOX on the right wing, and then sell when the election is over.

    Of course, that’s just my theory, but certainly all the facts point in that direction.

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    1. Jmz Nesky September 9, 2016

      The only way anyone should buy either of those rags is with cartel drug profits that way at least we would know who owns ’em..

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  17. Jmz Nesky September 9, 2016

    Well what did you expect? Lies are catching to the simple minded. What I can’t wrap my brain pan around is the fact that lame brained twits always seem to acquire the easy, good paying jobs.

    Reply

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