Less than a week after his tenure began as a paid commentator at CNN, Corey Lewandowski has made waves at the cable news network - with rumors of an “internal revolt” in the works as a result of his hire.
A Page Six source claims that many female reporters and producers have started “organizing and considering publicly demanding” that Donald Trump's former campaign manager be let go as a result of his hire, adding that they are ”livid" he was brought on in the first place.
Another source told the New York Post's gossip site that “Latinos and others in the newsroom feel betrayed by an homage to Trump,” and were considering drafting “a public letter” in order to voice their objection to the move.
Added a third unnamed source:
“Everyone at CNN — and even people who used to work there — are pissed about Trump’s former campaign manager being hired on salary.”
This is not the first time that Lewandowski has created conflict among CNN staffers.
He was reportedly involved in two incidents involving CNN producer Noah Gray. Last month, Lewandowski was accused of pushing Gray away from Trump at a press conference, while he reportedly told Gray to “get back in the pen or he's f****** blacklisted” back in November."
Lewandowski also reportedly made sexually suggestive phone calls to female reporters in which he sounded drunk, according to Buzzfeed.
Trump fired Lewandowski last Monday in order to revitalize his struggling campaign, which has seen a drop in the polls in recent weeks, among other things.