Former Trump campaign manager Corey Lewandowski on Tuesday slammed columnist Tom Friedman's call for former Presidents George W. Bush and Barack Obama to come together because a "constitutional crisis" from the Russia probe will engulf President Donald Trump.
"Tom is another one of these geniuses who predicted Trump would never run — and on Election Day predicted in The New York Times that Hillary Clinton was going to get 340 electoral votes," Lewandowski, chief strategist for American First Action, told Fox News host Martha MacCallum.
"And Donald Trump was on his way to the largest defeat in modern election history."
Friedman told MSNBC's "Morning Joe" that Bush and Obama have remained silent despite Trump's attacks because "they understand they are going to have to come together in the face of this constitutional crisis that's in our future and stand up for the Constitution.
"It's going to have to be done in a bipartisan way by two ex-presidents, who I think still have a lot of credibility, and my guess is they are saving their power for that," he said.
But Lewandowski retorted: "What is a Constitutional crisis? The lowest unemployment rate ever recorded?
"A stock market that continues to go up? Cutting taxes for Americans and businesses?
"What is the Constitutional crisis?" he asked again. "Putting America first?
"The crisis is that we are not globalists anymore. We are unapologetic to be Americans.
"This president has said we're not here to be the protectors of the rest of the world and will protect our own people first," Lewandowski said.
"If that's a Constitutional crisis that he think is in front of us, then he is absolutely right.
"This president is here to protect Americans."
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