Former Trump Campaign Manager: No Republican Ever Questioned Obama’s Legitimacy

Corey Lewandowski, who managed Donald Trump’s presidential campaign during the primary season and recently launched his own lobbying firm, appeared on “The John Fredericks Show” this week to discuss the incoming administration.

Lewandowski was upset by Rep. John Lewis’ comments that Trump is not a legitimate president due to Russian interference in the election, suggesting that Republicans would never dare question President Obama’s legitimately.

“You’ve seen that the Democrats are trying to say that he’s not a legitimate candidate,” he said. “Can you imagine just for a second if a Republican congressman would have gone out and said this about Barack Obama and continued that narrative? It would be an uproar in the mainstream media.”

Of course, Trump spent years questioning whether Obama was a legitimate president, implying that he was born outside of the U.S. and therefore not constitutionally eligible to hold the office of president, saying as recently as January of last year that he would one day reveal his “own theory” about the president’s birthplace.

And Trump was far from the only Republican politician who questioned Obama’s legitimacy.

Later in the interview, Lewandowski declared that Trump had “the largest electoral victory since Ronald Reagan’s re-election campaign in 1984.” In reality, not only did Trump lose the popular vote, he won by a smaller margin in the Electoral College than did Obama in 2008 and 2012, Bill Clinton in 1992 and 1996, and George H.W. Bush in 1988.