As presumptive GOP nominee Donald Trump heads into the general election, the Trump campaign announced Monday morning that it has parted ways with controversial campaign manager, Corey Lewandowski.
Campaign spokeswoman, Hope Hicks, said in a statement: “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.”
Lewandowski shot into the public spotlight in April when he was accused of grabbing the arm of report Michelle Fields. The entire incident brought a huge amount of negative publicity to the Trump campaign.
Mr. Trump has faced concerns for months about Lewandowski from his children, as well as allies and donors. When Trump added Paul Manafort to his team, as chief strategist, tensions within the campaign increased, as Lewandowski reportedly often resisted decisions Manafort made, including blocking new hires by Manafort.
A source told the New York Times that the campaign is now focused on hiring new staff members and bringing the party together, in preparation for the Republican National Convention in Cleveland July 18-21.
At least one campaign staffer was rejoicing on Twitter.
— Michael Caputo (@MichaelRCaputo) June 20, 2016
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