Donald Trump has dropped his embattled campaign manager as his team looks to right the ship and close the gap with Hillary Clinton.
“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,” Trump campaign spokeswoman Hope Hicks said in a statement to 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.”
The Trump campaign has been plagued by infighting between those close to Lewandowski, a Trump loyalist without major campaign experience, and the wing of campaign staffers loyal to Paul Manafort, a longtime Washington insider. The former campaign manager has also been a lightning rod of criticism — he was charged with battery after video emerged of him grabbing a former Breitbart News reporter, and had been spotted getting into altercations with protestors at campaign rallies.
The charges against Lewandowski were eventually dropped.
More to follow.
Credit to: Ben Kamisar