- Thomson Reuters
Former Donald Trump campaign manager Corey Lewandowski was hired by CNN as a political commentator, a network spokesperson confirmed Thursday.
It did not come as a surprise to political and media observers.
Lewandowski granted CNN a lengthy interview immediately after he was terminated from the Trump campaign.
Inbox from the future: Corey Lewandowski joins CNN as a political commentator
— Zeke Miller (@ZekeJMiller) June 20, 2016
Lewandowski has had a stressed relationship with the press. He refused to apologize to an ex-Breitbart reporter after grabbing her arm at a campaign event – an incident for which he was charged but later not prosecuted. In another instance, he threatened to pull the credentials of reporters unless they remained in the press pen.
Since being fired by Trump, Lewandowski has refused to talk negatively about his former boss. Trump, for his part, praised Lewandowski after he booted him from the campaign, saying Lewandowski did an excellent job but that he needed someone else to take the campaign to the next level.