Donald Trump’s daughter reportedly gave her father an “ultimatum” to fire his campaign manager, Corey Lewandowski. As we reported previously, Trump sent Lewandowski packing Monday.
The New York Post reports that Lewandowski “was fired after the billionaire’s daughter Ivanka told her dad that either he goes or she does, a campaign insider said.”
The report quotes the insider saying: “Ivanka was threatening to distance herself from the campaign if Donald didn’t get rid of him. Ivanka has been trying to get rid of Corey for months.”
The Post adds: “The ax fell swiftly and left campaign chairman Paul Manafort — who had been feuding with Lewandowski — as the undisputed leader of Trump’s campaign.”
The source cited a couple of episodes that were troubling for Ivanka Trump, including a widely reported incident in Florida in which Lewandowski grabbed reporter Michelle Fields by the arm. Also cited was an alleged shouting match on a New York City street with campaign spokeswoman Hope Hicks.
“But the final straw came when Lewandowski was ‘caught red-handed’ trying to plant a negative story about Ivanka’s husband, Jared Kushner, the source said,” according to The Post.