Donald Trump Fires Campaign Manager Corey Lewandowski
(ABC News) – Donald Trump has fired his campaign manager Corey Lewandowski, according to two senior aides within the Trump campaign.
News of Lewandowski’s departure was first reported by The New York Times.
“The campaign is grateful to Corey for his hard work and dedication and we wish him the best in the future,” according to a statement from Trump’s spokesperson Hope Hicks.
A senior Trump aide told ABC News that Lewandowski’s firing “was a long time coming” and that the campaign “need[ed] to get everyone on the same page.”
Aides have grown frustrated with the lack of teamwork between Lewandowski and campaign chairman Paul Manafort, who was hired after Lewandowski. The campaign is expected to make other changes including new staff hires in the coming days. Aides also said Trump has “complete confidence” in Manafort.
Lewandowski was fired during a meeting this morning at Trump Tower with the candidate and campaign leadership.