Donald Trump Fires Campaign Manager Corey Lewandowski

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

Last Updated: June 20, 2016 @ 12:45 PM

Corey Lewandowski, the controversial campaign manager of Donald Trump, has been let go.

Trump’s children are reportedly at least partially responsible for the decision to shake up the campaign, and Lewandowski told CNN he doesn’t know why he was fired.

CNN’s Dana Bash asked Lewandowski why he was let go. “I don’t know. I don’t know the answer to that,” he replied.

“But what I know is that what we’ve been able to achieve in this election cycle was historic,” Lewandowski said. “I had a nice conversation with Mr. Trump and I said to him, ‘It’s been an honor and a privilege to be a part of this, and I mean that from the bottom of my heart.”

Eric and Ivanka Trump have reportedly been critical of Lewandowski, who has mentioned on Twitter in the past that he signed a strict confidentiality agreement.

“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 to the New York Times. “The campaign is grateful to Corey for his hard work and dedication and we wish him the best in the future.”

In March, a group of female media members have sent a request to Donald Trump urging him to fire Lewandowski after he appeared to grab a Breitbart News reporter Michelle Fields at a Trump rally. Trump stood by Lewandowski, telling TheWrap at the time of the incident that he “is absolutely innocent of this charge.”

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