New information about the sudden departure of Donald Trump's campaign manager Corey Lewandowski on Monday suggests that the billionaire businessman's eldest daughter, Ivanka, played a key role in his dismissal.
Bloomberg News reported early Monday that senior staffers - as well as Ivanka and her brothers Donald Jr. and Eric - were set to take part in a strategy meeting to discuss the current state of the campaign.
Then, just a few hours later, news broke of Lewandowski's dismissal.
Yet it wasn't until Ivanka put her foot down on Monday that Lewandowski finally lost his job, as The Guardian noted.
According to NBC's Katy Tur, who has been covering the Trump campaign extensively, the 34-year-old has wanted him out since the incident with Fields, but couldn't convince her dad to pull the plug until his poll numbers started slipping against presumptive Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton in recent days:
New York Magazine later confirmed Tur's story, reporting that Ivanka led a discussion in the meeting that ultimately resulted in Lewandowski's firing.
The magazine even noted that things became so heated between the Trumps and Lewandowski that the now-fired campaign manager even needed to be escorted out of Trump Tower by security.
Despite the reported acrimony, Lewandowski claims that he has “no regrets” about working for the Donald, telling CNN's Dana Bash that he has since had a nice talk with his now-former boss and that “things change as a campaign evolves”:
Fortunately for Lewandowski, he will still have a role, albeit a much smaller one, in helping Trump this year.
The former campaign manager will retain his duties as head of the New Hampshire delegation to the Republican National Convention in Cleveland next month, a role which the state party confirmed on Monday.