Donald Trump just fired Corey Lewandowski, his campaign manager, and close ally. Although it’s believed that the relationship between Trump and Lewandowski has not been swayed by the presidential hopeful’s hard decision, his perceived reasons for giving Corey the boot suggest otherwise.
There have been many mentions in the news that Trump’s now-former campaign manager stated that Trump should learn to behave more like a president. Donald Trump didn’t take the advice well, and now the campaign’s spokeswomen, Hope Hicks, has made an official announcement about the Trump and Lewandowski fallout.
“The Donald J. Trump Campaign for President, which has set a historic record in the Republican Primary having received almost 14 million votes, has today announced that Corey Lewandowski will no longer be working with the campaign. The campaign is grateful to Corey for his hard work and dedication and we wish him the best in the future.”
Going against the advice of his campaign leaders, Trump reportedly made the decision to fire hs campaign manager after his three adult children told him that it was bad for appearances. Lewandowski has a somewhat shady public persona and is known to have a “hostile” relationship with various national press organizations, according to the New York Times.
The Times was first to report the firing of Corey Lewandowski, at which time the free-agent manager had no official statement for the press. However, recent reports claim that Corey knew this day was coming.
A Donald Trump campaign insider recently revealed this information to NPR, stating, “[H]e knew there was a battle brewing. I am certain he thought he would win.”
The decision was in the works for a while, with Donald’s three children, Donald Jr., Ivanka, and Eric, at the center of it all. According to insiders, no member of the Donal Trump for President campaign knew about Lewandowski’s termination prior to the official announcement. For staff, this announcement first occurred on a conference call on Monday at 8:30 a.m. Recently, a Republican official anonymously reported the firing process to the Washington Post.
“It just came to a head. There were a lot of voices that came together at once,” said one Republican official, who spoke only on the condition of anonymity to be candid about the campaign. They were moving into a general-election phase and wanted one coherent management style.”
Whether or not Donald Trump fired Corey Lewandowski for his management style or his reputation still remains a mystery. Various political insiders have dished conflicting versions of the story to the press. However, one thing is for certain: The Trump campaign is happy to be rid of Lewandowski and may already have his replacement lined up.
A communications aide on the Donald Trump campaign, Michael Caputo, recently took to social media to tease Corey Lewandowski about his removal from his post.
— Michael Caputo (@MichaelRCaputo) June 20, 2016
Now, former Republican House Speaker Newt Gingrich is providing press commentary on Donald Trump’s behalf. Although he admits that Lewandowski played a “key role in the most remarkable campaign in modern history,” he believes that his forced departure from the role of campaign manager for Donald Trump is needed to help Trump get back on top.
“The general election is like a gigantic football team — it takes a whole different set of requirements both for the candidate and for the team.”
Whoever takes on the Donald Trump for President campaign has a ton of work to do. Currently, the 2016 presidential hopeful is under scrutiny for speaking out against a judge who resides over a fraud case involving Trump University. This scandal is, of course, in addition to the various accusations of hate speech against Muslims and Mexican immigrants.
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