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NY Mag: Fired Campaign Chief Still Advising Trump

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Former Donald Trump campaign manager, Corey Lewandowski (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)

By    |   Monday, 18 Jul 2016 11:35 AM

Donald Trump, the presumptive Republican presidential nominee, is still listening to his ex-campaign manager despite having fired him last month, and that has some insiders worried.

"He'll be trying to undermine the campaign leadership by giving Trump bad advice," Roger Stone, Republican strategist and Trump confidante, told New York Magazine

Trump continues to listen to Corey Lewandowski, although he doesn't always follow his advice, the magazine reports. Lewandowski is said to have heavily pushed for Gov. Chris Christie as Trump's running mate, while Paul Manafort, the campaign chairman, favored Indiana Gov. Mike Pence, who got the nod.

Lewandowski also warned Trump about hiring Jason Miller as a senior communications adviser, saying "he's a Cruz guy," and would marginalize Hope Hicks, the communications director. Other sources told the magazine that Lewandowski advised Trump not to apologize for a controversial picture of Hillary Clinton alongside cash and a six-pointed star that his campaign tweeted, possibly as part of his "let Trump by Trump" approach.

"He didn't win the primaries. Trump did," Stone said, showing his frustration with Lewandowski's continued involvement.

Vox reported Thursday that Trump is still paying Lewandowski, despite his new job as a CNN political analyst.

"Also with me," CNN's Don Lemon said on air last week, "former Donald Trump campaign manager, Corey Lewandowski, who is still receiving severance from the Trump campaign. He will give the chair of the New Hampshire delegation at the Republican convention and he is a CNN political commentator."

Lewandowski is reportedly prohibited from speaking negatively about Trump as part of his severance agreement with the campaign. Alan Hyde, from Rutgers University School of Law, told The Washington Post that such a stipulation is "mostly there to be cautionary" and would be difficult to enforce.

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