Donald Trump Parts Ways With Campaign Manager

Monday, June 20th 2016, 10:14 am

By: News 9

Donald Trump is parting ways with his campaign manager Corey Lewandowski, CBS News has confirmed.

The presumptive GOP nominee's campaign spokeswoman, Hope Hicks, confirmed the news in a statement Monday.

"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," she said in a statement.

"The campaign is grateful to Corey for his hard work and dedication and we wish him the best in the future."

Earlier this year, Lewandowski was charged with battery of former Breitbart reporter Michelle Fields. Florida officials, however, decided not to prosecute him.

Lewandowski was supposed to be heading up Trump's search for a running mate, with some help from Trump's former rival, Ben Carson.

There has been some tension in the top levels of the campaign since Trump brought on Paul Manafort in April to help professionalize and reorganize. Initially hired as "convention manager," Manafort was promoted to campaign chairman and chief strategist in May, while Lewandowski continued to oversee day-to-day operations. And Manafort, a longtime veteran of GOP presidential campaigns, was also charged with repairing and rebuilding Trump's relationship with the Republican party.

CBS News' Sopan Deb contributed to this report.

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