Donald Trump Parts Ways With Controversial Campaign Manager

Corey Lewandowski, who was charged with simple battery after allegedly manhandling a former Breitbart reporter, will no longer be part of the Trump campaign.

Charlie Neibergall / AP

Donald Trump parted ways with Corey Lewandowski, his controversial campaign manager, the New York Times reported.

Lewandowski was charged with simple battery after he allegedly manhandled then-Breitbart News reporter Michelle Fields in April. Florida prosecutors decided not to prosecute Lewandowski on the basis of insufficient evidence to support a conviction.

Trump had defended Lewandowski at the time, saying, calling him a “decent man.”

“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,” spokeswoman Hope Hicks said 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.”

The Trump campaign also stood firmly by Lewandowski when he faced allegations of pushing a reporter and making sexual suggestive comments about female journalists.

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