Former Trump Campaign Manager Corey Lewandowski Loses $1.2M Book Deal (Report)

HarperCollins got cold feet when he wouldn't show them the non-disclosure agreement he signed with the presumptive Republican presidential nominee.
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Former Donald Trump campaign manager and new (and controversial) CNN commentator Corey Lewandowski has lost a $1.2 million book deal, according to a Politico report.

Lewandowski is said to have shopped a book with the working title Let Trump Be Trump as far back as March. Multiple bids came in, with HarperCollins topping the list with an offer of $1.2 million.

But when news leaked, Lewandowski got cold feet. Since his firing, he has renewed — or tried — to renew HarperCollins' interest.

But according to Politico, the publishers pulled its offer when Lewandowski declined to show them the restrictive non-disclosure agreement he signed with Trump when he joined the campaign.

Lewandowski denied to Politico that he was shopping a book. The Trump campaign and HarperCollins are declining to comment. 

While some expressed skepticism at the size of the offer, $1.2 million might be judged as a reasonable offer for a book by someone as controversial as Lewandowski and one with a real insider’s view of Trump, who has emerged as the most covered candidate in the 2016 election.