So now that Trump has parted ways with Lewandowski as his campaign manager, journalists aren't exactly sorry to see him go.
Really thought Lewandowski was going to make it until at least the semi-finals of Dumpster Fire Apprentice.— Stephen Miller (@redsteeze) June 20, 2016
someone must have leaked embarrassing footage of Corey Lewandowski saying something temperate or respecting a reporter— Alexandra Petri (@petridishes) June 20, 2016
Ya know, couldn't have happened to a nicer guy.— Eliana Johnson (@elianayjohnson) June 20, 2016
Michelle Fields, of course, is the reporter Lewandowski grabbed by the arm in March. That incident more than any other seemed to solidify his status as a villain in the eyes of the media. Journalists are accustomed to spin from political operatives, but Lewandowski's brazen untruthfulness was something else. He claimed that he "never touched" Fields before security footage proved otherwise. Lewandowski was either suffering from amnesia or he was lying — and the latter is a surefire way to lose reporters' trust.
Ben Shapiro, a former colleague of Fields's at Breitbart News, mocked Lewandowski's denial after the New York Times reported his firing.
Fields, now at the Huffington Post, piled on, too.
Lewandowski didn't have many fans in the press corps, but the Boston Globe's Matt Viser credited him with helping Trump make an unprecedented run to the GOP nomination. So there's that.
There’s a lot of schadenfreude going on, but grant Corey Lewandowski this: What he accomplished with Donald Trump was incredible. Historic.— Matt Viser (@mviser) June 20, 2016