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Lewandowski Fired, Twitter Goes NUTS

On Monday morning The New York Times reported an earthquake in the Trump campaign:

Donald J. Trump has fired his contentious campaign manager, Corey Lewandowski, a move that comes as the presumptive Republican nominee faces challenges as he heads into the general election. Mr. Lewandowski could not immediately be reached for comment about his departure, which was announced by the campaign.

“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,” the campaign spokeswoman, Hope Hicks, said in a statement. “The campaign is grateful to Corey for his hard work and dedication and we wish him the best in the future.”

Twitter users had a Fields Day responding to the news, starting with former Breitbart reporter Michelle Fields, whom Lewandowski had viciously targeted back in March, calling her delusional and insisting he never touched her, which was later debunked by videtape. Breitbart had essentially abandoned Fields out of fealty to the Trump campaign, prompting her resignation from the site, along with four other staffers, including then-editor-at-large and current Daily Wire Editor-in-Chief Ben Shapiro. Fields herself started the ball rolling:

The deluge began:

And a final reminder of the utter hypocrisy of Donald J. Trump:

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