CNN's Corey Lewandowki Tries And Fails To Whitewash Trump's Statements About Not Accepting The Election Results 

From the October 20 edition of CNN's Erin Burnett OutFront

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COREY LEWANDOWSKI: I know Dallas Woodhouse very well, he actually spent some time working for me, full disclosure. And I respect Dallas he does a fine job. 


But to David's point and the clip we did not show here, and it's very important. Donald Trump said and I quote, “I will accept a clear election result.” The media isn't playing that -- 

ERIN BURNETT (HOST): Well Jim Acosta played it, Jim Acosta played it. 

LEWANDOWSKI: No, he didn't play that. He played the beginning of it; but there's a point later in Mr. Trump's speech today in Ohio where he said “I'll accept a clear election result, however, I reserve my right to challenge a close election.” Now, I don't think that's out of the steps or out of the bounds of anything whatsoever.


BURNETT: So let me just get you in here Mark. Because what Donald Trump said when he continued was -- he didn't -- he said if the results were questionable. That is what he said, Corey. He didn't say if it was close. He said if they were questionable. The quote – 

LEWANDOWSKI: -- A clear election result. You need to play the whole clip.

BURNETT: Right, “A clear election result. And if the results are questionable, I will challenge them.” That means that the whole definition comes down to, what does “questionable” mean?

MARK PRESTON: We've seen this time and time again with all due respect Corey. We have seen this time and time again where Donald Trump where he has said something and then he has left an ambiguous interpretation to what it is. Last night 60 million people were watching him on television. World leaders were watching him on CNN International trying to get an idea about what he would say on this. He was given ample opportunity to say it last night and then hisstaffers had to go out and try to clean it up afterwards. And we saw that in the hour afterwards and quite frankly we saw that this morning as well. And then he has to come out. He starts his rally and he revs them up by saying maybe. And then he goes on and later says the quote. That is irresponsible. It is absolutely irresponsible. And quite frankly, if there are questionable results I think everybody on this panel would be wholeheartedly behind the fact that if there was voter fraud it needs to be investigated. No question about that.


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