WASHINGTON, May 22, 2017 ⏤ Former Trump campaign manager Corey Lewandowski is rumored to be rejoining the Trump team. President Trump personally reached out to Lewandowski and former deputy campaign manager David Bossie to discuss opportunities for them within the Trump team, according to published reports. Or not.
According to The Daily Beast:
“According to six sources familiar with his discussions in and around the Trump administration, Lewandowski has been privately pitching himself as the perfect candidate to join the White House as President Trump weighs a potential staff reboot amid recent scandals.”
Politico reports that:
“Trump ‘personally reached out to’ to Lewandowski and David Bossie, another former top campaign aide, to discuss helping the Trump administration as ‘crisis managers.’ Politico noted that no official announcement is expected before the president returns from his foreign trip and that it is not clear whether any hired ‘crisis managers’ will be working directly out of the White House.
“Lewandowski, along with former campaign communications director Jason Miller and former deputy campaign manager Bossie, went to the White House earlier this month for what one source familiar with the appointments called ‘freewheeling conversation.'”
No official announcement is expected before Trump returns from his trip to the Middle East and Europe. However, if Lewandowski is hired as a crisis manager, he could be working out-side the White House. Former presidents have hired outside help to relieve the pressure of handling crises that keep key White House staff from focusing on the president’s true agenda.
Lewandowski appeared on Good Morning America and blasted unnamed officials in the administration who do not fully support the president’s agenda. He said they should not be there and criticized those who were leaking information to the press about the happenings inside the unstable White House.
“And if you don’t think that the president’s agenda is the right agenda, then you have the prerogative as a staff member to leave at your earliest convenience … And you should be fired, candidly, if you’re speaking to the press outside of the course of the individuals who are authorized to speak to the press.”
Lewandowski could have a hard time getting back into the good graces of Trump’s inner circle after his public firing during the 2016 presidential campaign. His brash attitude makes it hard for him to work with the media. Along with hiring Lewandowski, Trump may be eying replacing Steve Bannon, chief-of-staff Reince Priebus and press secretary Sean Spicer. Trump is looking to surround himself with close allies during this time of crisis.
The Daily Beast quotes Lewandowski as saying that he was not telling people he was angling for a gig in the Trump White House. “Nope, no job, no discussions, man, thanks so much.”