Originally published by Newsweek
President Donald Trump’s former campaign manager Corey Lewandowski drew ire from social media users after appearing before the House Judiciary Committee and on CNN.
Lewandowski’s television interview came the day after he was called to testify before the congressional committee as to whether Trump obstructed justice. However, he largely refused to answer questions to the point that Chairman Jerrold Nadler threatened to hold him in contempt of Congress, calling his behavior “completely unacceptable.”
While appearing on CNN, Lewandowski addressed Nadler’s comment and told host Alisyn Camerota that he had no reason to be held in contempt, adding that if the committee wanted, he would be “happy” to return and answer more questions.
After citing a portion of special counsel Robert Mueller’s report, Lewandowski admitted to Camerota that he hadn’t read it and on Tuesday, told Congress that he had no obligation to tell the truth to the press. The public backlash from his comments caused “#LiarLewandowski” to trend on Twitter, with more than 6,000 tweets invoking the hashtag Wednesday morning.
There aren’t enough words to describe the shameful display from Trump’s former campaign manager yesterday. #LiarLewandowski https://t.co/GsDEY8zN16
— Dwight Evans (@DwightEvansPA) September 18, 2019
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