On Fox News Sunday, Wallace asked Donald Trump’s ally and former campaign manager Corey Lewandowski, about recent reports suggesting that Trump believes he will be “reinstated” as president as early as August.
“The president and I have never had that conversation about him being ‘reinstated,’(which is not how this works)” Lewandowski said, before pivoting to repeating unproven claims of voter fraud in the 2020 election.
“Look, there are election integrity matters that we need to deal with, there’s no question about that,” Lewandowski said. “When I was in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania after the election results, we notified the media of at least one dead person who voted…but the response from the media was ‘but that person was a Trump supporter.’”
Then Chris Wallace pushed back, saying “you keep blaming this on the media. The fact of the matter is this went to more than 60 different court cases and you were beaten in every one. The Supreme Court refused to even hear the Trump challenges, so please don’t blame this on the media—you had your day in court, and you lost.”
“What I’m saying that the media’s obligation and responsibility should be is making sure we have a fair and honest account of what the election results were,” Lewandowski said.
“We were listening to what the media has defined as the experts and Dr. Fauci specifically,” Lewandowski said.
“Come on, Corey,” Wallace said. “Corey, Corey, Corey. Wait a minute. You’re telling me that the president—you’re going to blame the president’s inaction on Dr. Fauci?”
Lewandowski pressed onward, however, arguing that the media had a responsibility to provide “a fair and honest account” of the process and the election results.
“Look, I have provided specific examples —” Lewandowski continued, but Wallace interrupted.
“What about the courts? What about the courts? Trump-appointed judges, including the Supreme Court that has a 6-3 conservative majority? They threw you out of court,” he said.