Donald Trump didn’t want to fire his campaign manager, Corey Lewandowski, because of “political incorrectness,” but The New York Times reported that he has now let Lewandowski go.
Bloomberg’s Sahil Kapur believes that this move shows that Trump knows his campaign is in crisis.
Dropping Lewandowski is the clearest sign Trump knows he's sinking. Stood by him through battery charges and turf wars with Manafort.
— Sahil Kapur (@sahilkapur) June 20, 2016
Trump originally stood by him and told CNN’s Anderson Cooper at a town hall event:
It would be so easy for me to terminate this man, ruin his life, ruin his family… and say you are fired. I have fired many people, especially on The Apprentice …The problem is everybody dumps people when there is a sign of political incorrectness.
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