Four days ago, Trumps campaign manager Corey Lewandowski was fired. There were plenty of rumors that the reason is the constant fights between Lewandowski and Manafort, or that even Ivanka TrumpÂ had a role in it.
A former Donald Trump adviser said the handling of the presumptive GOP nomineeâ€™s racially-based attacks against a federal judge was the straw that broke the camelâ€™s back on Corey Lewandowskiâ€™s troubled tenure as the real-estate mogulâ€™s campaign manager.
Michael Caputo, who resigned from his role within the campaign Monday after celebrating Lewandowskiâ€™s ouster on Twitter, was asked Thursday if Trumpâ€™s allegations of bias against U.S. District Judge Gonzalo Curiel over his Mexican heritage were a mistake. Caputo said the campaign botched its messaging on the issue, and Lewandowski wound up taking the fall.
â€śI think that we saw it just in the drop in the polls. We saw it in the lack of traction he was getting on his message,â€ť Caputo said on Fox News Radioâ€™s “Kilmeade and Friends,” according to audio posted by BuzzFeed News.
â€śThere was more subtlety involved in this judge and Trump University that you needed more of a paragraph,â€ť he continued. â€śI think that there are a lot of lessons learned all around. I think the leadership change came out of that as well. And youâ€™re gonna see a whole different campaign going forward.â€ť