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.
— Michael Caputo (@MichaelRCaputo) June 20, 2016
Perhaps the best reaction to the firing came from former Breitbart News reporter Michelle Fields, who gave this snarky response:
— Michelle Fields (@MichelleFields) June 20, 2016
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.