Corey Lewandowski Says He's Open to Returning to Trump's Team
Lewandowski served as Trump's first campaign manager before he was fired in June of 2016.
President Donald Trump's former campaign manager Corey Lewandowski is open to joining the White House staff if "the right role is there."
During an appearance on Wednesday's Fox & Friends, Lewandowski was asked if he would go back to working for Trump amid the communications shake-up — with possibly more to come — and resignation of communications director Michael Dubke on Tuesday.
"If I can be helpful, I've been very clear I want to make sure this president's agenda gets done," Lewandowski said during his Fox News appearance. "It's very important to know that I can be helpful on the outside; if they want me to help on the inside and the right role is there, I'd be willing to consider that."
He then praised Trump as "the greatest communicator as a president we've ever had" — something his current communications team should be aware of and know how to handle.
"The most important thing is, you have to have people who surround the president who are on his agenda," he said. "What that also means is when you have a communications team, they have to have that relationship with the president to understand how he communicates because he is the greatest communicator as a president we've ever had."
Lewandowski did not say if he has been contacted by Trump or anyone on his staff about returning.
After serving as Trump's first campaign manager when the president announced his bid for the White House in 2015, Lewandowski was fired in June 2016 and replaced by Paul Manafort. He then became a CNN commentator but left the network shortly after the 2016 election.