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Donald Trump fires Corey Lewandowski

Donald Trump fired campaign manager Corey Lewandowski, the New York Times reports:

“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,” the campaign spokeswoman, Hope Hicks, said in a statement. “The campaign is grateful to Corey for his hard work and dedication and we wish him the best in the future.”

Lewandowski was charged with misdemeanor battery for the March 8 incident at Trump National Golf Club in which he yanked on the arm of former Breitbart News reporter Michelle Fields. Palm Beach State Attorney Dave Aronberg declined to prosecute because he said the evidence wasn't strong enough. Although Lewandowski drew negative publicity for the skirmish in Florida, Trump won all but one Florida county -- Miami-Dade -- in the March 15 primary.

In late March, the Trump campaign hired strategist Paul Manafort and Lewandowski's role in the campaign appeared to diminish. 

See Lewandowski's Truth-O-Meter record from PolitiFact including his False claim that "The chairman of the party of Florida, who is an avid and outward supporter of Marco Rubio, gets to appoint 30 of those delegates."  

 

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