Corey Lewandowski Rips Biden Over 'Dog-Faced Pony Soldier' Comment: If Trump Said It, Media Would Say 'He Hates Women'

Corey Lewandowski, political commentator and one of President Donald Trump's campaign managers in 2016, slammed former Joe Biden on Fox News Wednesday over a comment the former vice president made to a young woman in New Hampshire.

When Biden held a campaign event in Hampton, New Hampshire on Sunday, economics student Madison Moore, 21, asked the presidential candidate about his lackluster performance in the Iowa caucuses. Biden asked if she'd ever attended a caucus, she replied in the affirmative. Biden then replied, "No you haven't! You're a lying, dog-faced pony soldier."

Lewandowski appeared on Wednesday's Fox and Friends and said that people are giving Biden a pass they wouldn't give Trump for a sexist remark.

"Well, if you're a dog face, whatever he called people... Can you imagine for one second if Donald Trump said that? Every media outlet in the country would be saying he hates women," Lewandowski said. "But hey, it's Uncle Joe, it's to be expected, don't worry."

Lewandowski then continued to suggest that if the people were running the campaign were "good," they'd tell Biden to drop out of the race.

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Trump's former campaign manager Corey Lewandowski, shown here testifying before the House Judiciary Committee in September 2019, said that if Trump had made a comment similar to Biden's "dog-faced pony soldier" line, he would be called sexist. Alex Wong/Getty

Though Moore laughed at the line at the time, she later told The Macon Telegraph she was insulted.

"It was kind of humiliating to be called a liar on national TV by the former vice president," Moore said. "Instead of answering that question straightforward, his immediate response was to attempt to invalidate me by exposing my inexperience."

Moore also clarified to the paper that she had not actually been to a caucus, but nodded "yes" when Biden asked her because she was nervous.

"He has been performing extremely poorly in this race and the fact that he couldn't just straight answer my question without bullying or intimidating just exacerbates that fact," she said.

When later asked about the "lying dog-faced pony soldier" comment, Biden's spokespeople explained that it was a line from a John Wayne movie. Biden had even used the same line before in 2018 in reference to Sen. Kevin Cramer (R-N.D.). At the time, Biden said, "As my brother, who loves to use lines from movies, from John Wayne movies ... there's a line in a movie where an Indian chief turns to John Wayne and says: 'This is a lying, dog-faced pony soldier.'"

A piece in Slate attempted to find the source of the line, but came up empty. That piece posed that the most likely candidate was the 1952 film Pony Soldier, though that exact line is not said. Another potential source was She Wore a Yellow Ribbon, a 1949 film where a narrator refers to the cavalry as "dog-faced soldiers" in the film's final shot.