After Being Fired, Donald Trump’s Former Campaign Manager Continues to Praise “Historic” Campaign

Trump’s children reportedly “staged a coup” to push Corey Lewandowski out.

Just hours after being fired and escorted out of Donald Trump’s headquarters in New York, Corey Lewandowski appeared on CNN on Monday to continue praising the presumptive Republican nominee for president, and defend the real estate magnate amid sinking poll numbers and reports of chaos within the campaign.

“I don’t know, I don’t know the answer to that,” Lewandowski said when he was asked by Dana Bash about his termination. “But what I do know is that what we’ve been able to achieve this election cycle is historic.”

“The campaign’s moving in the right direction, that’s the most important thing,” he said, one of the many times he appeared to discuss losing his job as if he were still employed with the campaign.


Shortly after news broke that the intensely controversial Lewandowski had been removed as campaign manager, New York Magazine‘s Gabriel Sherman reported that Trump’s children had played a lead role in his ouster. 

When pressed about the claim, Lewandowski demurred, and called Trump’s daughter Ivanka “polished,” even describing his time working with her as “an honor.”

“I can say I’ve had a great relationship with the family and I think I continue to do so,” he said.

In another interview with MSNBC, Lewandowski echoed similar statements supporting Trump and said that he was “so honored” to have been a part of the campaign. During his time as campaign manager, Lewandowski was known for his combative relationship with the press, and was accused of forcibly grabbing a former Breitbart reporter during a March campaign event.

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SIX TRUTHS

Reclaiming power from those who abuse it often starts with telling the truth. And in "This Is How Authoritarians Get Defeated," MoJo's Monika Bauerlein unpacks six truths to remember during the homestretch of an election where democracy, truth, and decency are on the line.

Truth #1: The chaos is the point.

Truth #2: Team Reality is bigger than it seems.

Truth #3: Facebook owns this.

Truth #4: When we go to work, we're in the fight.

Truth #5: It's about minority rule.

Truth #6: The only thing that can save us is…us.

Please take a moment to see how all these truths add up, because what happens in the weeks and months ahead will reverberate for at least a generation and we better be prepared.

And if you think journalism like Mother Jones'—that calls it like it is, that will never acquiesce to power, that looks where others don't—can help guide us through this historic, high-stakes moment, and you're able to right now, please help us reach our $350,000 goal by October 31 with a donation today. It's all hands on deck for democracy.

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