— Stephen Miller (@redsteeze) May 19, 2016
Paul Manafort has been named Campaign Chairman and Chief Strategist for the Donald Trump campaign, spokesperson Hope Hicks tells CNN.
— Jake Tapper (@jaketapper) May 19, 2016
But … where does that leave Corey Lewandowski?
@jaketapper What does that mean, is Corey out, were one of those Corey's job title, ???? Please Explain.
— Sonja Fry (@sonjafry) May 19, 2016
Anyone checking on Lewandowski? https://t.co/bKydWjyb7r
— Aaron Gardner (@Aaron_RS) May 19, 2016
According to Trump campaign spokeswoman Hope Hicks, Corey still has a very important role to play:
With Trump now the likely presumptive nominee for the GOP, Manafort’s new role is a natural growth of the campaign as they begin to build a team ready for the general election, according to the sources. The role is an obvious promotion for Manafort, but sources stressed it should not be seen as a demotion for campaign manager Corey Lewandowski.
Campaign spokesperson Hope Hicks confirmed the move, adding that Lewandowski will, “continue overseeing day to day operations and will work with Manafort on political strategy and communications, among other things, through the general election.”
“Among other things”? Such as … ?
Lewandowski to head Schutzstaffel in campaign shakeup. https://t.co/ASBV5RXUZC
— Daniel Foster (@DanFosterType) May 19, 2016
With Manafort's promotion, Corey Lewandowski has been given the title of Oberstgruppenführer.
— Nathan Wurtzel (@NathanWurtzel) May 19, 2016
Well, he would be perfect for that job. But in all likelihood, this is probably the best he can hope for:
Headlines from next Thursday:
SCOOP – Trump campaign announces Corey Lewandowski to return to Chief Strategist role https://t.co/gshj6Mk2DL
— Kilgore Trout (@Beer__Wolf) May 19, 2016