"He was just a condescending, nasty brutish boor": Former co-workers reveal Trump aide Corey Lewandowski's "misogynistic streak"

One former employee at Americans for Prosperity said Lewandowski's misdemeanor battery charge "didn't surprise me"

Published April 8, 2016 4:44PM (EDT)

Corey Lewandowski, Donald Trump   (AP/Charlie Neibergall)
Corey Lewandowski, Donald Trump (AP/Charlie Neibergall)

New details are emerging about Donald Trump's controversial campaign manager, Corey Lewandowski, from his previous tenures as state field director in New Hampshire, then Ohio, for Koch brothers lobbying group Americans for Prosperity.

"He was just a condescending, nasty brutish boor," Pat Maloney, an Ohio regional director for Americans for Prosperity, told The Daily Beast. "In a position of real power, he would make H.R. Haldeman in the Nixon administration look like a Boy Scout."

Maloney did admit, however, that Lewandowski has "a misogynistic streak" and, thus, treated women noticeably worse.

"Corey gets on the phone and defames my character," recalled Lisa Bast, another regional director in Ohio, who missed a 7 a.m conference call in order to plan for an event for later that day. "He called me incompetent, called me a loser. He called me a fucking bitch, yelling, ‘I am going to fire your fucking ass!’"

"He was a loose cannon," she added. "He is what he is and he needs to be exposed for the person that he is."

Another Americans for Prosperity employee, who asked not to be named, wasn't surprised by Lewandowski's misdemeanor battery charges stemming from an incident between Trump's campaign manager and a former Breitbart reporter, Michelle Fields, who alleged Lewandowski "yanked" her arm to stop her from asking a question of the GOP frontrunner.

"Typical Corey," the anonymous employee said. "It didn’t surprise me. That’s not atypical at all."

Read the full story at The Daily Beast.

By Brendan Gauthier

Brendan Gauthier is a freelance writer.

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