'Our Country Deserves Better': Lewandowski Reacts to TX Eatery Under Fire for Serving AG Sessions
Corey Lewandowski reacted to a Texas restaurant having to take down its social media pages after posting a photo of Attorney General Jeff Sessions.
El Tiempo Cantina, located in Houston, posted the photo Friday after Sessions visited the eatery and posed with the owner's son.
Sessions was in Houston to meet with law enforcement on the subject of illegal immigration
"I don't understand the vitriol against people who are just trying to do their job," Lewandowski, Trump's former campaign manager, said Sunday on "Fox & Friends."
The photo was intensely criticized, with some reportedly calling for a boycott of the restaurant.
Before its Facebook page was deactivated, owner Rolando Laurenzo wrote:
“El Tiempo does not in anyway support the practice of separating children from parents or any other practices of the government relative to immigration. The posting of a photograph of the Attorney General at one of our restaurants does not represent us supporting his positions."
Lewandowski said Sunday that he could never envision himself confronting someone from former President Barack Obama's administration.
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"I could never see myself going up to a person serving in that administration and yelling at them in a restaurant," he said.
"I think it's a real problem with our country. The discourse is so bad. This is only adding to the problem and not solving it. We need to get to a better place."
Laurenzo said that posting the photo was a "mistake because it angered so many people," according to KHOU11, and said that the reaction has been "extremely shocking."
Lewandowski said that Sessions should have the same right as any other citizen to have a meal in public.
"Our country deserves better," he said. "We deserve better as a people and we have to get to a place where we can respectfully disagree with people without being disrespectful."
Watch the segment above.