Corey Lewandowski Disputes Rumors of Rift With Donald Trump Children

Lewandowski was fired Monday morning from his position in the Trump campaign.

ByJohn Santucci and Corinne Cathcart
June 20, 2016, 7:33 PM

— -- Donald Trump’s former campaign manager, Corey Lewandowski, who was fired earlier today told ABC’s Tom Llamas that there is no truth to rumors that his departure was, in part, the result of rifts with members of the Trump family.

Lewandowski said he has a “great relationship” with Trump children -- Donald Trump Jr., Ivanka and Eric Trump.

"I’ve got a great relationship with them...I don’t think that’s going to change just because my position’s changed," he said.

He called his time with Trump, the presumptive Republican presidential nominee, a "great opportunity.”

He called his team "small and nimble" and said the campaign will continue to expand and work closely with the Republican National Committee.

Lewandowski also re-iterated his statements in other interviews that he will vote for Trump and serve as the delegate chair for New Hampshire. He was fired during a meeting this morning with the candidate and campaign leaders at Trump Tower in New York City.

"The campaign is grateful to Corey for his hard work and dedication, and we wish him the best in the future," according to a statement from Trump's spokeswoman Hope Hicks.

The ousted campaign manager said his parting advice was same as it was on day one: "Let Trump be Trump.”

In an interview on Bloomberg’s “With All Due Respect,” Trump’s son, Donald Jr., characterized Lewandowski’s departure as amicable, and said the campaign was attempting to get “leaner and meaner” ahead of the general election.

Donald Jr. was asked directly whether it was a fair characterization that firing Lewandowski was universal recommendation of the children.

“I think it’s fair but in many respects he was coming to that on his own,” he said of his father. “We were there to help augment that and really think it through with him.”

ABC’s Candace Smith contributed reporting.

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