I was sitting at my computer this afternoon with CNN playing in the background when Erin Burnett asked Donald Trump’s campaign manager, Corey Lewandowski, why Trump retweeted a tweet questioning Marco Rubio’s legal status to become president of the United States.
Burnett: “Corey why would he retweet a tweet questioning Marco Rubio’s citizenship if he doesn’t know anything about it?”
What followed from Lewandowski’s mouth was an awe-inspiring litany of bunkum, claptrap, bluster, word salad and white noise: anything to avoid answering the question. Here’s his response verbatim:
Lewandowski: “Well look, you know it is a retweet is a retweet basically. You know, he has, he has um, millions of followers on there. A lot of people say different things. He retweets them. Sometimes you guys complain if he retweets. Sometimes you complain if he tweets. You know what? It’s hard to know where the information is coming from so a retweet is just simply that. Sometimes you agree with it. Sometimes you just want to draw attention to what someone else has said. It doesn’t necessarily mean you agree with it. So it’s just something that he reposted. You know, that happens all the time.”
Thanks for clearing that up.