Monday on CNN’s “New Day,” former Trump campaign manager Corey Lewandowski criticized the media, in particular The New York Times, for its double standard in covering the staffs of Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton and Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump.
Lewandowski, referring to a Times story posted on Sunday night about a consulting deal Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort had with former Ukraine President Viktor F. Yanukovych, argued there is more attention given to this than there was with former State Department chief of staff Cheryl Mills and her association with the Clinton Foundation while she was a government employee.
“You know what it does?” Lewandowski said. “It goes exactly to the point I just made. The media is now focusing on a private person who had a private business model, which no one says there is anything illegal about what he did. As a matter of fact, he didn’t receive the money. But Cheryl Mills, the chief of staff to the State Department doesn’t make the front page of The New York Times when she is doing person favors. She is leaving D.C. on a train to come to New York. The State Department doesn’t know about it, so she can interview people for the Clinton Foundation.”
Lewandowski insisted his tweet of The New York Times story the night before wasn’t meant to be a shot at Manafort.
Secret Ledger in Ukraine Lists Cash for Donald Trump’s Campaign Chief https://t.co/7bh7iIHHaY
— Corey R. Lewandowski (@CLewandowski_) August 15, 2016
“Look, if you read the story and Paul is very clear in there – he said this today,” he continued. “He didn’t receive the money. The New York Times is writing a staff story, which has nothing to do with the candidate. But when it is a staffer of the Clinton campaign there is a different method.”
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