NH’s Lewandowski out as Trump campaign manager

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Corey LewandowskiMANCHESTER, NH  — Corey Lewandowski, New Hampshire’s Trump connection, is out of a job, according to this story from NPR.

Lewandowski, of Windham, gained notoriety and even some scrutiny during his tenure as Donald Trump’s campaign manager, something he once described as “the best job in politics” in this exclusive interview with Mike Morin for Manchester Ink Link.

He was charged in March with battery following an alleged dust-up with a reporter at a campaign event.

Some sources told NPR Lewandowski’s departure was more of a “firing” and  “summary execution” than a mutual amicable parting of the way. Lewandowski was reportedly informed during a Monday meeting.

Speculation over Lewandowski’s departure includes the fact that Trump is struggling in the polls, as well as a slow but steady changing of the guard within the campaign over the past several months.

In early June Trump hired Jim Murphy as national campaign director, and the New York Times reported on June 20 that Trump hired campaign savvy Kevin Kellems last week as senior campaign aide, to oversee surrogates who are on call to defend Trump on the national stage. Both Murphy and Kellems have extensive past experience with GOP presidential hopefuls.

WMUR reached out to Trump devotee, State Rep. Al Baldasarro, who said he was surprised to hear the news.

“I don’t know what’s going on,” Baldasaro told WMUR. “He did a great job and apparently Donald Trump was probably looking for someone with more experience on the national level for the general election.”

Baldasarro said the news was a surprise to all of New Hampshire Trump supporters, who didn’t see it coming.

“Corey has done an outstanding job and he will definitely be missed,” Baldasarro told WMUR.  “This will not affect my support for Donald Trump, and knowing Corey, I think he will continue to support Mr. Trump, as well.”

You can read the full NPR story here.

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