RNC Chair: Trump Parting Ways With Lewandowski Is ‘A Good Sign’ (VIDEO)

During a Monday evening interview with Fox News’ Greta Van Susteren, Republican National Committee Chair Reince Priebus described Donald Trump’s decision to let go campaign manager Corey Lewandowski as a positive move.

“This is a new direction for the campaign,” Priebus said, noting that it shows Trump is shifting from a primary campaign to the general election. “This is sort of the professionalization that continues.”

“I think it’s a good sign,” he added.

Van Susteren pointed out that it just looks like Trump fired Lewandowski.

In his response, Priebus appeared to allude to internal disputes at the Trump campaign — several reports have detailed clashes between Lewandowski and Paul Manafort, who was hired by Trump in late March.

“There’s no way to work a presidential campaign with competing factions and competing understandings of what the right approach is going to be, and then leave someone kind of in the back seat, and then put someone in the front seat,” Priebus said on Fox News. “And the person in the back seat’s saying one thing, and the person in the front seat is saying another. It just doesn’t work. There’s four to five months left.”

Priebus described Manafort, who is reportedly in charge of the Trump campaign with Lewandowski out, as “a pro.”

Watch Priebus’ interview via Fox News:

Latest Livewire
Comments
Masthead Masthead
Founder & Editor-in-Chief:
Executive Editor:
Managing Editor:
Associate Editor:
Investigations Desk:
Reporters:
Newswriters:
Director of Audience:
Editor at Large:
General Counsel:
Publisher:
Head of Product:
Director of Technology:
Associate Publisher:
Front End Developer:
Senior Designer: