Corey Lewandowski, a longtime loyalist to former President Donald Trump, was pushed out of his job as head of the pro-Trump super-PAC Make America Great Again Action on Wednesday, hours after a donor went public with her allegation that Lewandowki had aggressive and unwanted sexual advances made at a Sunday night dinner in Las Vegas. He was also banned from Trump’s orbit, according to Trump spokesman Taylor Budowich.
“Corey Lewandowski will devote himself to other tasks and we would like to thank him very much for his service,” said Budowich. “He is no longer associated with Trump World.” Lewandowski will be replaced at MAGAA by former Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi.
“The 48-year-old Lewandowski, who is married, has been by Trump’s side for a long time – although this is not the first time that Trump has expelled him.” politics Remarks. Trump fired him in June 2016 as campaign manager – he turned to him a month later, and Lewandowski was “soon back in line”. The New York Times Reports. Trump’s aides “insist this latest incident is different, particularly given that it is a donation from the former president.”
The donor, Trashelle Odom, and her lawyer said Lewandowski “repetitively” and “inappropriately” grabbed his legs and buttocks during dinner in Las Vegas, “said horrific and disgusting things to me, followed me and made me feel like being hurt and scared. “She and her husband, Idaho site manager John Odom, said Lewandowski needed to be held accountable, and” those close to the Odoms said they wanted to get their money back unless Lewandowski resigned of the organization. ” politics says.
John Odom said in a statement that Lewandowski had called him on Monday evening, “disturbed and scared. He said he was drunk. He regretted his actions, wanted to know how he could make it go away and that he would do anything to make it up to you” Trashelle and our family. “Lewandowski declined to respond to the allegations through a lawyer.
Some Trump advisors have privately complained that Lewandowski was using his role on the Trump Super PAC to advance his other clients. the Times Reports. One of his clients, South Dakota Governor Kristi Noem (R), was out for dinner in Las Vegas on Sunday night. “Noem’s operation hadn’t said on Wednesday evening whether Lewandowski would stay on their team,” he said. politics says.