On the September 16th edition of CNN’s CNN Tonight with Don Lemon, CNN’s Corey Lewandowski explained why he wants President Obama to apologize to Donald Trump.
VAN JONES: The reason it’s still a controversy, Corey, is because he didn’t say, “This was disproven, it’s wrong, here’s why I continue with the innuendos for years and years.” He didn’t give full context. Instead, he tried to blame his kid sister, Hillary, for everything he’s done for the past five years. And because of that, it shows not just a lack of judgment in pursuing this, but now a lack of character, in not being a stand-up person and taking responsibility for your actions. And that’s why it’s still a controversy. I hope that helps you.
COREY LEWANDOWSKI: Look, look, here’s what it comes down to, right? For the last 24 hours, people have said, “Donald Trump did not say, himself, that Barack Obama was born in the United States. It was a statement by his campaign and he needs to come out and say this.” So you know what Donald Trump did today? He came out and said “Barack Obama was born in the United States.”
DON LEMON (HOST): Those same voices have said that he needed to apologize to the president, none of which he did.
LEWANDOWSKI: No. No.
LEMON: They also said that he needs to admit he was wrong.
LEWANDOWSKI: Look, when is Barack Obama going to apologize to Donald Trump for all the incendiary things he’s said? Are we holding the president accountable?
Transcript via Media Matters.