Bad to worse

Jesus. My Twitter feed is filled to the rafters with grim news about the state-orphaned children including infants. That’s the algorithm because I was paying a lot of attention to it yesterday, but still, there’s so much of it. And it’s so god damn grim. The tent city being prepared on the Texas border where it’s going to be 106 F. today for instance.

I saw the clip of Corey Lewandowski jeering yesterday but I put off posting it.

As the country’s blood pressure continues to rise over the separation of migrant children from their parents at the border, tempers flared Tuesday night on Fox News.

On the cable news giant’s evening newscast, former senior Democratic National Committee adviser Zac Petkanas began relating an anecdote of a “10-year-old girl with Down syndrome who was taken from her mother and put in a cage.”

In the middle of his comments, fellow guest Corey Lewandowski cut in.

“Womp womp,” President Trump’s former campaign manager said, making a dismissive trombone-like sound effect.

To me it sounds more like “wa wa” aka “waah waah” which is akin to “boo hoo” rather than a trombone, but everyone’s calling it womp womp so whatever.

“Did you just say ‘womp womp’ to a 10-year-old with Down syndrome?” Petkanas shot back.

“How dare you,” he repeated as Lewandowski attempted to speak. “How dare you. How dare you. How absolutely dare you, sir.”

How he dares is by being a Trumpian. This is who they are.

Lewandowski’s appearance immediately went viral. CNN’s Brian Stelter called the words “dismissive, despicable” in his nightly newsletter, Reliable Sources.

“There is no low to which this coward Corey Lewandowski won’t sink,” former Fox News star Megyn Kelly tweeted. “This man should not be afforded a national platform to spew his hate.”

And yet such national platforms exist and flourish.

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