Watch CNN's Corey Lewandowski Attempt To Defend Trump's Indefensible Claims About Black Communities
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From the September 20 edition of CNN's CNN Tonight with Don Lemon:
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DON LEMON (HOST): How do you defend that Corey, come on?
COREY LEWANDOWSKI: Look he's talking specifically if you think about what has taken place in Chicago and you look at the south side of Chicago.
LEMON: Chicago is an outlier
LEWANDOWSKI: No it's not an outlier.
LEMON: Yes it is.
LEWANDOWSKI: No. In the last 5 years more people have died in Chicago than in Afghanistan in the last 15 years.
LEMON: But Chicago doesn't happen in every single city. That's like saying Beverly Hills. America's not as rich as Beverly Hills. Well America will never be as rich as Beverly Hills and the crime rate among African Americans in cities are not ever going to be as high in any other city or most cities as it is in Chicago. Yes, it's horrible what's happening in Chicago, but that is an example that people use as an extreme.
LEWANDOWSKI: So let's take the city of Baltimore.
LEMON: Ok. Go on.
LEWANDOWSKI: More than 200 deaths have taken place in the city of Baltimore alone this year.
LEMON: Ok, so here, we keep saying all of these bad things. Do you know what has more to do with crime than anything? It's poverty, it’s not race.
LEWANDOWSKI: I agree with you.
LEWANDOWSKI: There's two things to point out. Now number one, Chicago has the toughest gun laws in the country, and they have more deaths than anywhere else
LEMON: What does that have to do with black people?
LEWANDOWSKI: We talked about the issue of gun control. So let's just be clear, the city of Chicago has the toughest gun laws in the country. Number two: 26.4% of the African-American population lives in poverty. That's not my statistic, it's a fact. We could do better. More African-Americans today receive government assistance by four million than they did when Barack Obama took office.