Once-embattled Donald Trump campaign chief turned CNN commentator Corey Lewandowski resigned Friday from his on-air job at the cable news network, sparking speculation that he is preparing to accept a job offer in the newly forming Trump administration.
The former Trump campaign manager — who was fired last June over his handling of an altercation with a journalist — was seen entering Trump Tower in New York early on Friday, November 11. Soon after his visit, Lewandowski resigned from his job at CNN.
CNN spokeswoman Barbara Levin told the media that Lewandowski’s resignation was effective immediately.
The decision by CNN to hire the fired Trump campaign manager only days after he was let go by the campaign was criticized by many media outlets who claimed CNN was hiring an analyst who was clearly biased in Trump’s favor.
Lewandowski last appeared on the air at CNN on Wednesday morning.
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