Breaking snooze: Trump sacks Corey, which means Manafort has consummately won that power struggle, which means expect Trump to start acting “presidential” and “mainstream” going forward. Basically, Trump was paying Corey twenty-five grand a month to say “yowza boss” all the time. I also think another one of Corey’s problems is that he never struck me as someone who is much of a creative thinker who can think on his feet. I think he seems to have a very limited range of strategy and tactics, picks one for the situation, and then pounds pounds pounds until the glorious or bitter end. Yet another one of his problems is that now that Trump is in general election mode, Corey doesn’t have enough of a networking punch; remember, when Trump hired Corey, Corey was nothing more than a fringe player. Manafort, in contrast, is in an orbit far closer to the Sun, has been there for way longer, and has a humongous ‘Dex.
I’m also hearing that Corey fell out of favor with the princes and princess. Manafort wanting Corey gone wouldn’t be enough for Trump to pull the trigger, but when Junior, Eric and Ivanka want it, Trump’s gonna listen.
Though honesty, I was rooting for Corey because he reminds me so much of myself.