Michelle Fields Got The Last Laugh At Corey Lewandowski
On Monday morning, presumptive GOP nominee Donald Trump fired his campaign manager Corey Lewandowski, in an abrupt move on the candidate's part. After Trump campaign spokeswoman Hope Hicks announced Lewandowski's departure as campaign manager, former Breitbart journalist Michelle Fields got the last laugh in their feud.
In early March, Fields accused Lewandowski of grabbing her by the arm and leaving bruises on her at the end of a press conference in Jupiter, Florida, as she approached Trump for a question. Lewandowski denied doing harm to Fields and called her "delusional." She later shared a photo of her arm to her Twitter account, tagging the former campaign manager. However, her allegations led to a feud with the Trump campaign that took place on Twitter for the most part — but don't they all? Over on Twitter, Trump defended Lewandowski and claimed video tapes showed that nothing happened. Police did charge the campaign manager with a misdemeanor count of simple battery; however, the charge was ultimately dropped by the state prosecutor.
Following the incident, Fields resigned from Breitbart, because, she said, they did not "adequately [stand] by me during the events." Breitbart did release a statement standing behind Fields a few days after the event.
But at the end of the day, it's Fields who got the last laugh in the situation, now that Trump has finally told Lewandowski "you're fired." Not only did she fire back at Lewandowski, but she also had some words for Breitbart. On Monday morning, Fields took to her Twitter account and posted, "Hey @CLewandowski_ I hear @BreitbartNews is hiring."
Neither Breitbart nor Lewandowski responded to the tweet, though the news outlet did post a story about Lewandowski's firing on its Twitter.
Hicks announced Lewandowski's departure from the team in a statement that read, "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."
In an interview with CNN, Lewandowski was asked why he was fired by the campaign. He said, "I don't know. I don't know the answer to that. But what I know is that what we've been able to achieve in this election cycle was historic."
Fields now covers the Trump campaign as a reporter with The Huffington Post, a radically different news outlet than Breitbart. But hey, Fields is right, they might be hiring.