Report: Trump Campaign Manager Screamed ‘You’re F***ing Dead to Me’ to Press Secretary
According to a former Trump operative, Donald Trump campaign manager Corey Lewandowski regularly screams at his 27-year-old press secretary Hope Hicks, bringing her to tears on more than one occasion.
The Daily Beast‘s Olivia Nuzzi profiled Hicks for GQ, speaking to some of her former colleagues to get a better picture of her position with the Trump campaign. According to former operative Sam Nunberg, her relationship with Lewandowski is rocky at best.
One particular outburst came when Hicks wanted to leave the campaign to return to a non-campaign PR position at Trump Tower. “You made a big f***ing mistake; you’re f***ing dead to me,” he told Hicks, bringing her to tears.
Lewandowski denies the incident happened. “I can say definitively that I don’t recall the specific incident that you’re referring to,” he told Nuzzi.
Trump’s hotheaded campaign manager first made headlines when he was arrested for grabbing a female reporter, an act he denied happened but was caught on camera. The charges were later dropped, but before that stories emerged that Lewandowski had a history of making abusive, sexist, and sexual remarks to his female coworkers.
Nunberg, for his part, makes no bones about his hatred for Lewandowski, who got him fired from the campaign in a power move. “I literally will suck the f***ing blood out of his skull by the time I’m done with him,” he told Nuzzi.
UPDATE (12:22 PM): Shortly after publication, Lewandowski was fired from the Trump campaign. The two are presumably not connected, but in true karmic fashion, it was Hicks who sent out the press blast announcing Lewandowski’s dismissal.
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