Let Trump be Trump. https://t.co/ztEq1rlp8B
— Matt Lewis (@mattklewis) April 26, 2016
Well, this didn’t take long. From Politico:
"Trump is taking steps to return some authority to Manafort’s chief internal rival, campaign mgr Corey Lewandowski."https://t.co/uwnbGz4Jp5
— Lachlan Markay (@lachlan) April 26, 2016
— Liam Donovan (@LPDonovan) April 26, 2016
According to Politico, Trump didn’t like the way Manafort said he was only “projecting an image” during the GOP meeting in Florida last week:
Donald Trump is bristling at efforts to implement a more conventional presidential campaign strategy, and has expressed misgivings about the political guru behind them, Paul Manafort, for overstepping his bounds, multiple sources close to the campaign tell POLITICO.
Trump became upset late last week when he learned from media reports that Manafort privately told Republican leaders that the billionaire reality TV star was “projecting an image” for voters and would begin toning down his rhetoric, according to the sources.
And they’re reporting that Manafort’s past work as a lobbyist is an issue, too:
Around the same time, POLITICO revealed that Manafort brought in a handful of operatives who had ties to his lobbying firm, which had developed a niche representing a roster of controversial international clients who have been collectively described as “the torturers’ lobby.”
Corey Lewandowski’s reaction? Nothing on the record, but he did tweet out this article. That’s some A+ trolling:
In Waterbury, Donald J. Trump mocks going ‘presidential’ | The CT Mirror https://t.co/PANpBIQiBE
— Corey Lewandowski (@CLewandowski_) April 23, 2016
Interesting.@CLewandowski_ went silent on Twitter as he fought internally w/ Manafort. Now tweeting again, back in spotlight, w/ Trump's OK.
— Bill Kristol (@BillKristol) April 26, 2016
Any bets on when Manfort gets the boot?
Trump mad at Manafort for:
– Pakistan/Saudi lobbying stories
I give it til 4th of Julyhttps://t.co/lGdYdVqgfs
— Tim Miller (@Timodc) April 26, 2016
And where does this leave Roger Stone who worked with Manafort in the past? Stone blamed Lewandowski for Trump’s problems in Louisiana, Wisconsin, Colorado and North Dakota. “All Corey defeats,” according to Stone:
— Roger Stone (@RogerJStoneJr) April 24, 2016
To be continued…