Network that thought Erik Erikson should be on TV thinks Corey Lewandowski should be on TV.
— Dana Houle (@DanaHoule) June 23, 2016
Former Donald Trump campaign manager Corey Lewandowski is joining CNN as a political commentator, according to a source familiar with the arrangement.
It’s a salaried position and will make Lewandowski exclusive to CNN, effective immediately…
Though CNN is often the target of Trump’s insults, Trump has a history with CNN president Jeff Zucker. Trump’s reality show “The Apprentice” premiered on NBC in 2004, when Zucker was president of NBC’s television group. In an interview with POLITICO earlier this month, MSNBC’s Joe Scarborough said Trump had once called Zucker his “personal booker.” (CNN declined to respond to Scarborough’s comments.)
CNN is one of the only networks that pays political commentators who are specifically Trump supporters. At CNN, Lewandowski will join former Reagan White House political director Jeffrey Lord and Kayleigh McEnany, a lawyer and conservative columnist as the channel’s in-house Trump boosters.
Retail infotainment store CNN hires local gangster’s legbreaker as a ‘sales rep’, hoping that he’ll be satisfied to stop by once a week for his paycheck (unmarked bills in a plain envelope) and won’t keep dropping by to skim the till or harass the working crew.
I was working on a post aggregating all the arguments that Trump had ‘fired’ Lewandowski the same way he’d previously ‘fired’ Roger Stone — part cost-switching effort, part plausible deniability for future ratfvcking efforts. And it’s not as though CNN is going to require so much of Corey’s attention that he won’t have plenty of time to take lessons from Richard Nixon’s original rodent-copulator…
You can read Lewandowski getting fired as a means to shift his salary from Trump campaign to CNN.
— Rebecca Leber (@rebleber) June 23, 2016
— Michael Calderone (@mlcalderone) June 23, 2016