Lewandowski Dropped By Speaker’s Bureau After Mocking Child With Down Syndrome

One of Washington D.C.'s top speakers bureaus reportedly dropped Corey Lewandowski after he mocked the 10-year-old girl.

Following his crass dismissal of the plight of a 10-year-old immigrant girl with Down syndrome who was separated from her mother, former Trump campaign manager Corey Lewandowski has reportedly been dropped by his speakers bureau.

Leading Authorities, Inc., one of Washington DC's top speakers bureaus, severed ties with Lewandowski on Wednesday, a source familiar with the matter said. His name no longer appears on the bureau's website.

Speakers bureaus like LAI handle speaking gigs for notable political and media personalities, which can be a lucrative business. Speakers can net five- or even six-figure checks for one engagement.

Neither the bureau nor Lewandowski responded to CNN’s request for comment.

Lewandowski sparked intense criticism after appearing on Fox News with former senior Democratic National Committee adviser Zac Petkanas, who told the story of a "a 10-year-old girl with Down syndrome" who had been "taken from her mother and put in a cage.”

Lewandowski, who claims he was not mocking the young girl, responded saying, “Womp womp.”

Lewandowski refused to apologize for the remark when asked about it on Fox News Wednesday morning. "An apology?" he asked. "I owe an apology to the children whose parents are putting them in a position that is forcing them to be separated?"

Comments