With Donald Trump’s poll numbers sagging in recent weeks, the presumptive GOP presidential candidate today fired his campaign manager, Corey Lewandowski.
The campaign released a statement today saying: “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 is grateful to Corey for his hard work and dedication and we wish him the best in the future.”
CNN reports that the move by Trump unleashes “a major shake-up as he comes under pressure from his closest advisers — particularly his family members — to urgently reset his struggling presidential campaign.”
CNN adds: “Lewandowski’s abrupt departure is the campaign’s most significant staff change to date and signals an acknowledgment from Trump that an overhaul is necessary ahead of the general election. Trump has suffered major setbacks since becoming the GOP’s presumptive nominee last month, coming under intense criticism from party leaders, major donors and rank-and-file Republicans for an array of issues — including his response to the terrorist attack in Orlando that killed 49 people.”