Skip to comments.Corey Lewandowski being sidelined in Trumpís inner circle?
Posted on 04/02/2016 7:28:38 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
After several high profile incidents involving Trump campaign manager Corey Lewandowski, the candidate continued to stand by his man, insisting that he was in the right and wasnt going anywhere. And true to his word, Lewandowski was not fired, remaining by his side at events and on the campaign plane. But in the days which followed, according to some sources, Corey may be on the scene but his role is slowly diminishing as others take over key duties. (Politico)
In public, Donald Trump is standing behind embattled campaign manager Corey Lewandowski as he faces battery charges for grabbing a reporter. But behind the scenes, Lewandowskis role in the campaign is shrinking.
In early March, Lewandowski ceded authority over many hiring decisions to a lower-ranking staffer. In recent days, the campaigns press office has been overruling his decisions about issuing credentials for campaign events. Going forward, Trumps just-named convention manager, Paul Manafort, is expected to take a leading role not just in the selection of delegates, but in the remaining primaries themselves, according to three people on or close to the campaign.
Theres ample reason to treat this report with at least a modicum of skepticism. Speaking as someone who has been on staff on campaigns, the roles of staffers do tend to shift and evolve as the campaign grinds through the early days and eventually toward the finish line. The CMs role, of course, remains near the top of the pile, but many tasks wind up being delegated to others and specialists are brought onboard as the beast grows. (And when you hit frontrunner status in a presidential campaign its going to grow a lot.) The talk of Michael Glassner being moved up to a deputy campaign manager role generated rumors, but by the time they hit the general election (if Trump secures the nomination) there will almost certainly be more than one person at that level, so thats all part of the normal evolution.
But at the same time, some of the tasks which are being handed out do seem to be a big dig into Coreys rice bowl. Having made a stand on camera saying Lewandowski would be staying on, Trump is probably loathe to get rid of him now, but it wouldnt be a complete shock if he is considering lessening his role. Even if he thinks Lewandowski was totally in the right in the Fields incident, having your CM showing up to be booked on a minor assault charge with a court date pending is the kind of headline no candidate wants, so Im guessing Mr. Trump isnt terribly pleased in private.
How far will that loyalty go? As a recent profile in CNN revealed, Lewandowski wasnt a veteran of the game at this level and Trump only met him less than two years ago.
Donald Trump has often described his philosophy in business as to surround himself with the best of the best. But when it came to hiring a campaign manager, the Republican presidential front-runners pick was a small-time political player from New Hampshire.
Corey Lewandowski met Donald Trump backstage at a political event in 2014. The two self-described high energy men hit it off, and now this 42-year-old ex-lobbyist is running one of the most politically game-changing campaigns in decades.
Trump is known to be fiercely loyal to his old friends and allies, but Corey is comparatively new on the scene. Im not going to make any predictions here (which has turned out to be a completely futile effort for anything to do with Trump World) but theres enough smoke in this story to look for at least a small fire. I wont be shocked if Lewandowski spends more time on the bench in the coming months than he does in front of the camera.
No way. This is disinformation. Cory is rock solid.
Vet, you do realise Shapiro and Fields have been comprehensively schlonged, don't you? Those two frauds have aided - not damaged - the Trump Train.
No way. This is disinformation. Cory is rock solid.
You are correct Cory was front and center at the rally tonight....
Hence Trump’s surge in Wisconsin .... oh, wait.
Corey is still pretty active on Twitter. This is Hot Air propaganda. Better to switch to their successor website, Hot Gas, run by people who aren’t scumbags.
Like I would believe ONE word that Jazz Shaw has to say about Trump.
No thanks...Hot Air is a Salem Comm outfit....Salem has called war on Trump.
Who are the sources for this BS article? Ben Shapiro? Faux Fields? LOL.
BTW, Corey was in on the RNC Trump meeting. So, there’s that.
I hear cRuz is dropping out, though. Similar *sources* say. ;-)
You go right ahead.
Divvy, time to rearrange your cut and pastes?
The ' .. oh wait ..' meme's so tired, now.
Good! Let this false info go out...the liberal/commie media can run with it as Corey does his thing in the shadows....you will never hear how this false story fades.....Corey will be by Trump in some manner IF Donald thinks it’s wise. It is what a REAL boss does in the thieving(political) enviornment.....such as the uniparty and uniparty press see’s it.
Odd that you don’t tell us the name of that poll, date, who was polled and where.
The graph is accurate ... the date on the right rotates... did not intend to grab screen shot when it had Feb stats ...
“...Corey does his thing in the shadows...”
Unfortunately for Corey, security cameras now cover the shadow areas also.
You mean fortunately. It was the cameras that showed Fields, Shapiro and the Cruzbots to be pathological liars.
It's not unfortunate if the security cameras catch Mandy Carpenter playing "Daddy Cruz" in the shadows... :)
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