Corey Lewandowski, who was fired by Donald Trump from the positing of the manager for his campaign, after an internal power struggle with Paul Manafort, defended Donald Trump on the topic of the recently leaked video in which Trump can be heard passing vulgar comments about women and admitting to initiate sexual assault on the tape.
Lewandowski said “We are electing a leader for the free world, we’re not electing a Sunday school teacher”. He further continued to reinforce his support for Trump stating “I think what this comes down to, and this is not a surprise, is clearly this is not how women should be spoken about. But we’re not choosing a Sunday school teacher here, and I want to be very clear about this.”
Although, Corey admits that the comments made by Trump in 2005, which have been recorded on the tape, were rather vulgar and those are not the things that one should say about women, he testifies that Donald Trump said nothing of this sort when he was around Trump. “What we know about Donald Trump, this is 12 years ago, this audiotape. It does not reflect or bring to mind the Donald Trump that I spent 18 months with traveling. I never heard anything like this out of him,” says Lewandowski.
“And so you know, let me say … we are electing a leader for the free world, we’re not electing a Sunday school teacher,” he added.
On the other hand, Donald Trump released a statement on his website, donaldjtrump.com on the 7 October 2016, stating “This was locker room banter, a private conversation that took place many years ago. Bill Clinton has said far worse to me on the golf course – not even close. I apologize if anyone was offended.”
The first time he exited his house after the tape leaked out was for attending the second US Presidential Debate. Before, appearing on the stage for the second debate, he kept mum about the situation that has appeared in the last phase of the elections, and has caused him campaign severe damage.