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New Hampshire's Corey Lewandowski on Girl With Down Syndrome Separated From Her Mother: ‘Womp Womp'

A former campaign manager for Donald Trump has created a stir by dismissing a story about a girl with Down syndrome with a sarcastic "Womp womp."

Corey Lewandowski, who lives in Windham, New Hampshire, appeared Tuesday on Fox News Channel to discuss President Trump's hard-line immigration policy, which has led to the practice of taking migrant children from parents charged with entering the country illegally.

Earlier Tuesday, a Mexican official said one of those children was a 10-year-old girl with Down syndrome.

When another Fox panelist mentioned that story, Lewandowski responded with "Womp womp."

Lewandowski tweeted about the controversy on Wednesday morning, saying "Lots of Fake News Today. I mocked a liberal who attempted to politicize children as opposed to discussing the real issue which is fixing a broken immigration system."

Despite being fired from the Trump campaign in 2016, Lewandowski appears to have regained the president's approval. During an April rally in Michigan, Trump called Lewandowski on stage and praised him for not being a "pushover" or a "patsy."

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