Trump Campaign Manager Might Be One of His Boss’ Delegates to the Republican National Convention

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump’s campaign manager, Corey Lewandowski, might be one of Trump’s delegates to the Republican National Convention, the New York Times reported.

The Trump campaign provided a list of 22 names — 11 delegates and 11 alternates — to the New Hampshire secretary of state, and Lewandowski’s name was among them. Lewandowski’s signature was also on the letter.

According to the Times, “It isn’t unheard-of for campaign officials to become delegates, although Mr. Lewandowski might also have his hands full in his capacity as campaign manager, given the potential for a ‘stop Trump’ effort at the party convention starting July 18 in Cleveland.”

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump walks with his campaign manager Corey Lewandowski, left, after speaking at a news conference, Tuesday, Aug. 25, 2015, in Dubuque, Iowa. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)
Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump walks with his campaign manager Corey Lewandowski, left, after speaking at a news conference in Dubuque, Iowa. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)

Lewandowski was recently at the center of a controversy following an accusation that he roughed up Breitbart reporter Michelle Fields at a press conference.

According to multiple media reports and Fields’ own account of the incident, Lewandowski grabbed Fields’ arm and attempted to pull her to the ground at a press conference in Florida last week after she asked Trump a question. The Trump campaign accused Fields of making an “entirely false” accusation against Lewandowski, and she tweeted a picture of her bruises as proof.

Video has also emerged appearing to show Lewandowski reaching for Fields.

The resulting aftermath of the incident led Fields to file a police report about the assault and resign from Breitbart, along with several other staffers.

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