Recently, following his speech before the Oxford Union, former Trump campaign manager and short-lived CNN pundit Corey Lewandowski made the mistake of holding a Q&A session with students much smarter than him.
The Oxford Union is one of the most prestigious debating societies in the world, located in Oxford, England. Its membership is mostly comprised of students attending Oxford University.
While Lewandowski was addressing the Union, several members of the college’s student union put together a protest just outside the speaking venue. The protester’s principal message was “fascists are not welcome here.”
One young lady addressed Lewandowski and mentioned a few of Trump’s broken promises, which included the Mexican border wall and his promise to “drain the swamp” in Washington.
She went on to cite Trump’s hiring of former RNC chairman “Reince Priebus as chief of staff, the white nationalist Bannon of Breitbart News,” as proof of Trump’s duplicitous nature.
Then she unleashed this beauty:
“So my question to you is: How do you have so little self-respect that you can stand here and defend a candidate who is not only a bigot but a liar who doesn’t have the courtesy to follow through?”
Following a brief applause from the crowd, Lewandowski opened his mouth, and this is what came out:
“Well, the good news is I’m seated doing that, so I don’t have to stand, so I appreciate that. But here’s what it comes down to: Mexico will pay for the wall, and it’s very simple.”
The room erupted into wild laughter as Lewandowski sat there wearing a vacant expression, a trademark that most Trump surrogates share.
The crowd’s laughter prompted Lewandowski to defiantly proclaim, “You can believe it, you can not believe it.”
Lewandowski then mentioned Trump’s meeting with the Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto (something that Nieto probably deeply regrets to this day).
He stated that Mexico had a wall on its southern border and went on to imply that Mexico would be desperate to pay for the wall because of its economy and what the U.S. could do to destroy it. That’s when the moderator interrupted and stated, “Corey that sounds like blackmail.”
Lewandowski replied:”It’s called America first. It’s called protecting our people.”
His statement prompted, even more, laughter from the students.
This episode was just a small taste of what’s in store for America’s global reputation for the next four years. America is now more than ever, an international laughing stock.
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