Jun 20, 2018 - Politics & Policy

Corey Lewandowski defends saying "womp, womp" about child separation

Corey Lewandowski seen between gold elevator doors looks disconcerted.

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President Trump’s former campaign manager Corey Lewandoski defended his mocking response of "womp, womp" during a Fox News appearance after Democratic strategist Zac Petkanas told a story about an immigrant child with Down Syndrome who was separated from her mother at the border.

Reality check: The practice of separating migrant families is due to the Trump administration's decision to institute a "zero-tolerance" policy at the border — not due to policies enacted under the Obama administration.

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