CNN commentator and former Donald Trump campaign manager Corey Lewandowski is no longer receiving severance payment from the campaign, the network announced Thursday.
When CNN’s host Alisyn Camerota introduced Lewandowski for a segment on “New Day,” she prefaced his appearance with the announcement that he was no longer receiving payments from the Trump campaign.
“Now, in previous appearances we told you that Corey was still receiving severance from the Trump campaign, that is no longer the case, we are told,” she said. “Are you done with those payments?”
“Amazing. Everything comes to an end,” Lewandowski joked.
“I didn’t think those would ever run out,” Camerota replied.
A Politico report released later on Thursday disclosed that Lewandowski is no longer receiving payments because the Trump campaign paid the rest of his contract in one lump sum.
“The campaign has paid the remainder of its residual contractual obligations to Mr. Lewandowski. This final payment will be noted in the next FEC report,” Trump spokeswoman Hope Hicks, told Politico.
Lewandowski’s lingering payments from the campaign had been a hot topic ever since he was hired at CNN, with many questioning whether he was able to be objective about Trump because of the payments. The Trump campaign’s controversial continuing payments to Lewandowski also led to an erroneous report last week that he had been suspended from the network.