Last week, BNR pointed out that CNN’s new hire, Corey Lewandowski, still identified himself on Twitter as Donald Trump’s Campaign Manager. After we published the article, Lewandowski quickly updated his bio to add “former.”
Today, the bizarre spectacle of a campaign aide being paid by a major news outlet to promote his candidate continued, with Lewandowski defending the offensive and discredited use of a Star of David in a tweet about Hillary and corruption.
The backlash against Donald was swift:
As we observed, “at the very minimum, this was insensitive and clueless. At worst, it’s further evidence that Donald is running a campaign explicitly designed to appeal to white supremacy.”
Mic has new details, and what they discovered is troubling:
On Sunday, Mic discovered that Donald Trump’s Twitter wasn’t the first place the meme appeared. The image was first featured on /pol/ — an Internet message board for the alt-right, a digital movement of neo-Nazis, anti-Semites, and white supremacists newly emboldened by the success of Donald Trump’s rhetoric — as early as June 22, 2016, over a week before Donald Trump’s team tweeted it.
Now watch Lewandowski minimize the controversy: