Donald Trump's campaign manager, Corey Lewandowski, who was charged with assaulting Breitbart reporter Michelle Fields, and whom Trump vociferously defended, sounds like a comprehensive nightmare.
Lewandowski was AFP's New Hampshire state director when he took over Ohio state operations for the Koch-backed advocacy operation in the summer of 2012. Several former AFP employees who worked with Lewandowski at that time describe him as a bully and said they were "flabbergasted" to learn that Lewandowski had gone from AFP to overseeing a presidential campaign.There is even more at the link.
"He was just a condescending, nasty brutish boor" said Pat Maloney, an Ohio regional field director for AFP when Lewandowski took the reins. "In a position of real power, he would make H.R. Haldeman in the Nixon administration look like a Boy Scout."
Maloney described Lewandowski's management style as unusually aggressive, lacing his interactions with employees with expletives and calling individual staff to berate them, even when they were not his direct reports.
When Maloney missed a conference call to attend to his ill grandmother, Lewandowski called him at his grandmother's bedside.
"My grandmother is literally dying, having Last Rites administered and I get a call from Corey chewing me out, asking who the hell did I think I was missing this conference call," he said.
While his own dealings with Lewandowski were unpleasant, Maloney said he felt Lewandowski reserved his worst behavior for female employees. "There was definitely a misogynistic streak to this guy," he said.
Lisa Bast, another Ohio regional field director at the time, said Lewandowski once threatened to "come really down hard" on her if she didn't get 50 people to attend an AFP event in Akron.
After she missed a 7 a.m. conference call to prepare for the event, her phone rang.
"Corey gets on the phone and defames my character. He called me incompetent, called me a loser," Bast said. "He called me a f**king b**ch, yelling, 'I am going to fire your f**king ass!'"
What's remarkable to me is that people are going on record under their real names talking about how harmful this guy is.
And Trump thinks he's a great guy. Because of course he does. He sounds exactly like a mini-Trump, and Trump doesn't love anyone more than he loves himself.
As I've said many times before, campaign managers end up with jobs in the White House if their bosses get elected. Just another reason to add to the seemingly infinite list of reasons that Donald Trump should never be allowed within a country mile of the Oval Office.