UPDATE: Trump Adviser Resigns After Mocking Corey Lewandowski

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UPDATE: Michael Caputo Resigns — See Statement Below…

Donald Trump fired his campaign manager Corey Lewandowski on Monday, reportedly at the urging of his daughter, Ivanka Trump, and the reaction from one of the campaign’s top advisers is a real doozy, an example of just how despised Lewandowski was among at least some in the campaign.

Soon after the firing was announced, Michael Caputo, a top Trump campaign adviser, tweeted, “Ding dong the witch is dead!” and included a video from the classic movie, “The Wizard of Oz” which plays the song sang from “Munchkin Land.”

It was an obvious gleeful reference to the caustic Corey Lewandowski being removed from the campaign.

Perhaps the best reaction to the firing came from former Breitbart News reporter Michelle Fields, who gave this snarky response:

BREAKING UPDATE: Michael Caputo resigned on Monday after mocking Corey Lewandowski, comparing him to the wicked witch from the Wizard of Oz.

“I regret sending out a tweet today alluding to the firing of Corey Lewandowski. In hindsight, that was too exuberant a reaction to this personnel move. I know this is a distraction from the kind of campaign you want to run, so I’m resigning my position as director of communications for caucus operations at the 2016 Republican Convention. Let’s make this immediate,” Caputo wrote in a letter to campaign chairman Paul Manafort and Rick Gates, according to a copy obtained by CNN.

Caputo also said he deeply respects Trump as well as Manafort and Gates.

“I wish you success in the months ahead. I continue to believe Donald Trump must be elected President in November. With you at the helm, I know he can. Call if I can help,” he said.

Well, that was quick. You’ll notice that he didn’t walk back his feelings toward Lewandowski or apologize to him. Obviously, no love lost there. This campaign is looking more like a reality TV show every day. I wonder why.

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Matthew K. Burke
Matthew K. Burke
A former Washington State U.S. Congressional candidate in 2010, Matthew attended the nation’s first modern day Tea Party in 2009 in Seattle, Washington. He also began writing and blogging that year. Matthew became a Certified Financial Planner in 1995 and was a Financial Advisor for 24 years in his previous life. Matthew was one of the three main writers leading a conservative news site to be one of the top 15 conservative news sites in the U.S. in a matter of months. He brings to PolitiStick a vast amount of knowledge about economics as well as a passion and commitment to the vision that our Founding Fathers had for our Republic.
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