No longer working for the man who makes the news, Corey Lewandowski has now gone to the media side to talk about the news… and his new co-workers are not pleased.
Lewandowski, who was campaign manager for presumptive nominee Donald Trump until he was relieved of his duties Monday morning, has now taken a job with CNN as a political commentator, exclusive to the CNN network.
Just hours after Lewandowski was escorted from Trump Tower, his media interviews began, including one with Dana Bash of CNN. Immediately after the interview, Lewandowski went into a meeting with CNN’s vice-president of communications, Barbara Levin, and was hired as a pro-Trump political commentator.
Questions are swirling about whether a non-disclosure agreement he signed for the Trump campaign will prevent him from sharing confidential information. When asked about the agreement Thursday night in his first appearance as paid staff for CNN, Lewandowski said, “I’m a guy who calls balls and strikes. I’m going to tell it like it is… There is nothing that’s going to stop me from telling the truth, in my opinion.”
So far, his loyalty remains with Trump. “Trump is the only person who’s going to save this country for my children.”
Reportedly, Mr. Trump’s three older children encouraged their father to dismiss Lewandowski from the campaign.
Now, CNN staffers – especially the female staff – are allegedly organizing an internal revolt over Lewandowski’s appointment, and demanding that he be dismissed from the network.
Lewandowski has a reputation of being hostile toward journalists. In May he was accused using profanity in speaking to CNN’s Noah Gray, telling him to “get back in the press pen of he’s f**** blacklisted.”
In March he was accused of grabbing the arm of reporter Michelle Fields, although that was later dismissed.
According to sources, CNN’s rival, MSNBC, also had a meeting with Lewandowski after his firing from the Trump campaign, but declined to make him an offer, due to ethical concerns.
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