CNN political commentator Corey Lewandowski announced in an August 25 tweet that he is with Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump and his campaign in New Hampshire.
Lewandowski was hired by CNN as a political commentator in June, just days after he was fired from Trump’s campaign. The move drew sharp criticism from media experts, who questioned the network’s ethics after it hired the former campaign manager, who was reported to have a hostile and inappropriate relationship with reporters. Lewandowski has simultaneously received both severance from Trump’s campaign and a salary from the network while appearing on air to campaign for and defend Trump from media criticism. He’s defended Trump on his alleged solicitations from foreign entities, his attacks on a Gold Star family, and even Trump’s claims that President Barack Obama was born in Kenya. It was reported this month that Lewandowski has returned to advising Trump despite his paid commentary position with CNN, and his firm was reportedly paid $20,000 by the campaign in July. In an open letter to CNN president Jeff Zucker, Media Matters president Bradley Beychok has called on Zucker to publicly address questions regarding the hiring of Lewandowski or suspend him from the network.
From Lewandowski’s August 25 tweet:
— Corey Lewandowski (@CLewandowski_) August 25, 2016
For information on Media Matters’ petition for CNN to cut ties with Lewandowski, please click here.