Trump’s former campaign manager Corey Lewandowski was fired on Monday, but he says the campaign is about to dramatically expand its ranks and hire between 100 and 150 staffers in the next month, The Guardian reported Tuesday.
Lewandowski reportedly made the remarks in front of attendees at a fundraiser for the New York State Republican party Tuesday night.
The Guardian‘s Ben Jacobs writes:
The Trump campaign has long planned to scale up for a general election but the statement from Lewandowski hints at the most concrete plans yet by the Republican candidate to bulk up his undersized campaign team.
Trump allies have grown increasingly concerned about the presumptive Republican nominee’s rather skeletal organization, which is outnumbered ten to one by the Clinton campaign. As one source familiar with the Trump campaign told the Guardian recently: “You think we can really win a general election with 70 people?”
Since being let go, Lewandowski has had nothing but positive things to say about the presumptive GOP nominee and the state of the campaign that he used to run. (All staffers were required to sign a non-disclosure agreement, forbidding them from saying anything “demeaning,” LawNewz noted.)
Lewandowski told CNN’s Dana Bash on Monday that one of the advantages of the Trump campaign was that it was “leaner, meaner, more efficient.”
[h/t The Guardian]
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