(CNN) – Donald Trump shook up his presidential campaign Monday with an announcement that his controversial campaign manager, Corey Lewandowski, is out.
“The Donald J. Trump Campaign for President, which has set a historic record in the Republican Primary having received almost 14 million votes, has today announced that Corey Lewandowski will no longer be working with the campaign,” Trump spokeswoman Hope Hicks said in a statement Monday. “The campaign is grateful to Corey for his hard work and dedication and we wish him the best in the future.”
The move comes at a crucial time for the presumptive Republican nominee. He’s being out organized by Hillary Clinton’s campaign, which already has a robust fundraising and advertising operation. Meanwhile, Trump has been under fire for the past week for his response to the Orlando mass shooting. And there are few prominent Republican coming to his defense.
The news was first reported by the New York Times.