In an interview with Axios, former Trump campaign manager Corey Lewandowski argued that former President Donald Trump’s campaign was “one of the worst parts” of being an American.
“He was not a great guy, and he did not care about American values,” Lewandowski said in the interview.
“So, the worst part about being an America-firster is that when you get down to the worst of it, you are a loser.”
Trump, Lewandowski explained, was trying to “make America great again” by creating “an American economy that he believes in.”
“The problem with America, the problem with the American people is that the people that run the country are people that don’t want to do what he wants them to do, he doesn’t want them to work,” he added.
“I think he just wants to create a massive pile of wealth for himself, so he can go buy himself some more stuff.”
A spokesperson for Lewandowski told Axios the former campaign manager was “talking about an important point that I don’t agree with, and that is, that Trump was not successful in creating an economy that made American people feel good about themselves,” and the former chief strategist is “sad that it’s coming back to haunt him.”
The Trump campaign has been the subject of a series of probes and investigations by the FBI, Department of Justice, and congressional committees, which have concluded that the candidate and his associates colluded with Russian operatives to interfere in the 2016 election.
In January, The Washington Post reported that former Trump associate Roger Stone was also under scrutiny for his role in the Russian-backed cyberattack on the 2016 campaign.
Stone has denied the allegations and claimed they are part of a political witch hunt against him by the Democrats.