Political insiders have long speculated that major changes were coming to Donald Trump’s presidential campaign — and today we saw the first of them.
Trump’s campaign has announced that longtime campaign manager Corey Lewandowski has been fired.
“The Donald J. Trump Campaign for President… has today announced that Corey Lewandowski will no longer be working with the campaign,” the campaign said in a statement. “The campaign is grateful to Corey for his hard work and dedication and we wish him the best in the future.”
Lewandowski was not considered a major player in national politics when Trump picked him out of relative obscurity to run his campaign. But Lewandowski’s blunt style often rankled both the Republican establishment and the media.
In March he was charged with battery in Florida for allegedly grabbing Breitbart News reporter Michelle Fields.
Throughout the campaign, Lewandowski’s strategy was to “let Trump be Trump.” But with the campaign pivoting to make Trump appear more electable, that game plan seems to have fallen out of favor.
— The Horn editorial team