Donald Trump Drops Campaign Manager Corey Lewandowski
"The campaign is grateful to Corey for his hard work and dedication and we wish him the best in the future."
Donald Trump has parted ways with his presidential campaign manager, Corey Lewandowski, according to The New York Times.
The move comes as the presumptive GOP presidential nominee pivots toward the general election and readies for the Party's national convention next month in Cleveland.
“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,” said campaign spokeswoman, Hope Hicks, in a statement to the Times. “The campaign is grateful to Corey for his hard work and dedication and we wish him the best in the future.”
A request for additional information was not immediately returned by the campaign. It is unclear who will be Lewandowski's successor.
Lewandowski made headlines in March, when he was investigated by Florida law enforcement authorities for allegedly assaulting a reporter who claimed he had grabbed her forcefully while she attempted to speak with Trump following a rally.
At first, Lewandowski claimed the interaction never took place, but video later showed that he did appear to make contact with the reporter, who posted a picture online of an injury she said she had sustained from the interaction
However, prosecutors said there was not enough evidence for a conviction on the misdemeanor simple battery charge against Lewandowski.