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Corey Lewandowski is ready to cash his Trump check: Former campaign manager close to reaching six-figure book deal

Two of Trump's former campaign aides are closing on a hefty book deal


Charlie May
June 21, 2017 8:09PM (UTC)

Two of Donald Trump's top former aides are working together to cash in on their campaign experience -- after being left out of the White House.

Corey Lewandowski and David Bossie are closing in on a six-figure deal with Hatchette Book Group's conservative division Center Street, Politico reported this week:

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Mel Berger of WME Entertainment, the agent for Trump’s first campaign managerLewandowski and former deputy campaign manager Bossie, has fielded offers for the duo, and they are near agreement with the same imprint that has carried former House Speaker Newt Gingrich’s books.

A Center Street spokesperson declined to comment, and it's possible the deal could still fall apart. Berger, Lewandowski and Bossie did not immediately provide comment.

Lewandowski, Trump's first presidential campaign manager, has made a habit of falling upwards.

After he was fired from the Trump campaign for grabbing a reporter, he quickly landed a job with CNN, continuing to promote the man who had cut him loose. He also originally had a $1.2 million book deal with Harper Collins, however, the agreement ultimately fell through because of a non-disclosure agreement he had signed in order to work for Trump, according to Politico.

Shortly after Trump won the election last November Lewandowski co-founded a lobbying firm, but he later quit in May because he was a pretty terrible lobbyist. A couple weeks afterwards, reports circulated that Lewandowski may be gearing up for a job with the Trump administration, where he would work in the White House's "war room" so he could counter negative coverage — specifically, the Russia investigation.

No matter where the man has failed, at least Lewandowski can say he has consistently fallen upward.

 


Charlie May

Charlie May is a news writer at Salon. You can find him on Twitter at @charliejmay

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