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Presumptive Republican nominee Donald Trump has fired his campaign manager Corey Lewandowski.
Campaign spokesperson Hope Hicks released a statement saying, “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.” He added, “The campaign is grateful to Corey for his hard work and dedication and we wish him the best in the future.”
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According to reports, Lewandowski’s relationship with others within the campaign, including Trump’s new campaign chairman Paul Manafort, was a strained one. The New York Times reported that his relationship was also a troubled one among members of the Republican National Committee.
Lewandowski has been facing some controversy, charged with misdemeanor battery against a reporter in March where she alleged she was grabbed by Lewandowski when she approached Trump to ask a question. The charges were later dropped.
The firing of Trump’s campaign manager comes just ahead of the Republican National Convention on July 18-21 in Cleveland.