Donald Trump political consultant Sam Nunberg has stepped down following the fallout from a critical 6,000 word Donald Trump profile written by BuzzFeed’s McKay Coppins, which the mogul’s rep called “dishonest.”
Nunberg had helped facilitate the meeting between Coppins and Trump, originally thinking the article as pitched to him would be an “opening” for BuzzFeed and Trump’s relationship.
TheWrap first reported that Trump’s camp was not happy about the Coppins profile on Friday.
“It is a totally dishonest and unfair article, written by a politically irrelevant website,” Trump’s EVP and Special Counsel Michael Cohen told TheWrap. “From the moment the reporter entered the vehicle to the time he left Mar-a-Lago, his only goal was to write a negative piece.”
Trump tweeted his disdain for BuzzFeed’s profile over the weekend.
“@mckaycoppins is a failed and dishonest reporter who refuses to mention the sarcasm in my voice when referring to him or irrelevant buzzfeed,” Trump said.
@mckaycoppins is a failed and dishonest reporter who refuses to mention the sarcasm in my voice when referring to him or irrelevant buzzfeed
– Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) February 16, 2014
Nunberg told TheWrap he had made plans for the future following his departure.
“My plate is full,” Nunberg said. “I have two other clients and a Senate campaign. (I) will be making an announcement soon.”