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It appears Corey Lewandowski was not by Donald Trump’s side when his former boss became the 45th president of the United States on Friday, according to a social media video and a report.
Lewandowski served as Trump’s first campaign manager when he announced his bid for the White House in 2015. He was later fired and replaced by Paul Manafort. Lewandowski then became a CNN commentator, but he left the network shortly after the 2016 election.
In a video posted to Twitter by Roll Call reporter Alex Gangitano, Lewandowski can be heard telling someone that security is not letting him pass.
“Please have somebody bring me that ticket,” he said on the phone, according to the video. “I just can’t get past. I’m literally standing at the– I can see, like, the members of what is probably the Cabinet. I can see the people walking onto, like, in the camera shot.”
When asked who he was by Capitol Police, Lewandowski responded “I’m Mr. Trump’s campaign manager,” according to Gangitano.
It is unclear if Lewandowski was finally allowed in. Gangitano reported after a while, he was gone.
Corey Lewandowski on the phone outside the Crypt right before Obama and Trump walked outside pic.twitter.com/LfcprwtQpI
— Alex Gangitano (@AlexGangitano) January 20, 2017
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