Lewandowski was a guest Sunday on Fox News, where he was asked about his decision not to apologize to Michelle Fields, the reporter he grabbed at a Florida press conference in early March.
The answer to that question, of course, is that he didn’t apologize because he’s a bit of an asshole. So instead of answering, Lewandowski attacked Florida’s delegate system by stating a series of incorrect facts.
“The chairman of the party of Florida, who is an avid and outward supporter of Marco Rubio, gets to appoint 30 of those delegates. Now, I understand those are the rules but Donald Trump won,” he said. “And now, you’ve got a person who is supporting Marco Rubio who gets to appoint 30 of the 99 delegates.”
Lewandowski’s comments were wrong on three counts: Ingoglia remained neutral before and after the state’s March 15 GOP primary; the chairman doesn’t “appoint” any delegates; and the chairman is in charge of recommending 15 — not “30 of the 99” — delegates to the state executive committee.
Lewandowski also incorrectly said Trump won Florida’s March 15 winner-take-all primary “by 23 points over all of his competitors.” Trump’s margin over second-place Rubio was 19 percentage points.
That wasn’t even the only idiotic thing Lewandowski said during that interview: A source told the website that Lewandowski’s pronouncement that the Trump campaign expects to pick up 200 delegates in the next month was a terrible idea, strategy-wise.
“That’s a number we hope for,” the source said. “We’re trying to set expectations at 180, and he just blew through that — a complete amateur.”