Corey Lewandowski on Down syndrome girl separated from mother: 'Womp, womp'

Jun 20, 2018, 17:55
Corey Lewandowski on Down syndrome girl separated from mother: 'Womp, womp'

During an appearance on Fox News, Lewandowski responded to a story of a 10-year-old girl with Down Syndrome being taken from her mother and placed in caged detention in Texas by saying "womp, womp" - an onomatopoeic phrase sometimes heard in cartoons. But before he could finish, Lewandowski merely replied, sarcastically: "Womp, womp".

Lewandowski worked as campaign manager for Trump during the U.S. president's 2016 campaign.

President Donald Trump's former campaign manager Corey Lewandowski cynically dismissed a report claiming that disabled children were being separated from their undocumented migrant parents at the border.

Zac Petkanas, a Democratic strategist, was telling the story when Lewandowski said "womp womp" and rolled his eyes. Petkanas asked Lewandowski. "How dare you!"

According to Petkanas, in one particularly heart-wrenching incident, a 10-year old girl who has Down's Syndrome was taken from her mother and confined to "a cage" recently at a border crossing, by immigration officials.

"We are working to release the girl, so she can reunite with her father", Mexican Foreign Minister Luis Videgaray said in a Mexico City press conference.

"To be clear, you were not speaking about the young girl with Down syndrome that was separated from her parents at the border?"

Videgaray said the girl and her brother were sent to a USA facility in McAllen, Texas, while her mother went to one an hour away in Brownsville.

Sessions "zero tolerance" policy of arresting and criminally charging anyone who crosses the border illegally has led to an uptick in the separation of children and parents.

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