Within minutes of the Donald Trump campaign announcing it was parting ways with Corey Lewandowski, political operatives and journalists were sounding off on Twitter over the news.
Here is a sampling:
Michelle Fields, former Breitbart reporter who once accused Lewandowski of assaulting her (allegations that were not prosecuted):
Michael Caputo, one of Donald Trump’s senior advisers:
Benjy Sarlin, NBC News political reporter:
Step 1: Drop campaign manager on Monday AM without telling top backers first— Benjy Sarlin (@BenjySarlin) June 20, 2016
Step 2: ???
Step 3: Profit https://t.co/cjJE9cWzGp
Kurt Schlichter, senior columnist for Townhall.com:
Ben Shapiro, syndicated columnist, author, radio talk show host for The Daily Wire:
Looking forward to all the Trumpsters who defended Lewandowski as the GREAT HERO WHO SAVED TRUMP'S LIFE now defending Trump for dumping him.— Ben Shapiro (@benshapiro) June 20, 2016
David Drucker, senior congressional correspondent for the Washington Examiner:
"Lewandowski" is ancient Aramaic for "Scapegoat"— David M. Drucker (@DavidMDrucker) June 20, 2016
Max Boot, military historian, author, and senior fellow in national security studies at the Council on Foreign Relations:
Would have been more effective if they had kept Lewandowski and gotten rid of Trump. https://t.co/sFBly6rnea— Max Boot (@MaxBoot) June 20, 2016