Corey Lewandowski Defends Neo-Nazis On Sacha Baron Cohen’s Show
The former Trump campaign manager appeared on Sunday's episode of "Who Is America?"
Posing as his alter ego Billy Wayne Ruddick Jr., far-right conspiracy theorist who runs the fictional website TRUTHBRARY.org, Sacha Baron Cohen landed an interview with former Trump campaign manager Corey Lewandowski on Who Is America?
And in the process, Cohen continued his spree of humiliating key conservative figures — in this case by pushing Lewandowski to support neo-Nazis on air.
— Sacha Baron Cohen (@SachaBaronCohen) August 12, 2018
This weekend marked the one-year anniversary of the events in Charlottesville, which left one person dead. Baron Cohen’s character asked Lewandowski: “With Charlottesville, where people attacked our president, why should the president pick a side between anti-fascists and fascists?”
“There is a place and a time to disagree with people—everywhere. You don’t have to agree with people. You have to respect them and you can’t be attacking them,” Lewandowski said of neo-Nazis, according to The Daily Beast.
“You can’t be attacking honest, fascist people that just want to express their right to start a genocide. That is their right!” fired back Baron Cohen.
“Look, I don’t know about that,” said Lewandowski, “but what I do know is this: If the law says that people can do a peaceful protest, then they should be allowed to do that.”
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