Donald Trump’s Former Campaign Manager Corey Lewandowski to Join CNN as Commentator

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Corey Lewandowski is moving from working on Donald Trump’s presidential campaign to talking about it.

The former high-level Trump campaign manager is joining CNN as a commentator, a spokesperson for the Time Warner-owned cable-news network confirmed Thursday. The news was reported previously by Politico. The network did not initially release details about his exact duties or the length of his contract.

Politico reported the deal would make Lewandowski exclusive to CNN, presumably giving the network an instant expert in all things Trump to lure viewers to its political coverage.

Lewandowski was fired from the Trump campaign Monday, and sometimes became part of the news cycle he helped to spin. In March, Michelle Fields, then a reporter for Breitbart News, alleged she was grabbed forcefully by Lewandowski as she approached his candidate to ask a question. He was charged with a simple count of battery in Jupiter, Florida, though he maintained his innocence. The Palm Beach County State Attorney declined to prosecute, citing insufficient evidence for a criminal investigation.

He can speak about more than the world of Trump. Lewandowski is a former lobbyist who has worked for several campaigns. He also ran for political office himself – once in New Hampshire and once in Massachusetts – though he did not win in either instance.

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  1. cadavra says:

    What do you expect from a “news” channel that once had Newt Gingrich on the payroll?

  2. H.M.L. says:

    Well hey, it’s like ESPN having flaming arseholes on it. Does anyone actually like Stephen A. Smith for instance or liked Skip Bayless? Also, it takes a douche to understand a douche, so Lewandowski is perfect to cover Drumpf.

  3. Mike S. says:

    I think it’s called yellow journalism. Just one more embarrassment for a brand that no longer means anything other than fluff and ambulance chasing.

  4. JD says:

    Wow the same station that devoted air time to all the people that labeled him abusive and a bully now hands him whats probably a 6 figure contract


  5. Dunstan says:

    What’s that stench? Corey Lewandowski, fired from the Fourth Reich but hired by the incredibly desperate CNN. CL should be lying in a gutter somewhere, begging for pennies.

  6. Phil Esteen says:

    How’d you get so rude and reckless?
    Don’t you be so crude and feckless.
    You been drinking brew for breakfast.

    Lewdie can’t fail.

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