Politics

Lewandowski, A Convention Floor Celebrity

Fired Trump campaign manager leads New Hampshire delegates

Corey Lewandowski, fired campaign manager for Donald Trump, was a celebrity on the convention floor. (Photo By Al Drago/CQ Roll Call)

Former Donald Trump campaign manager Corey Lewandowski was a celebrity on the convention floor Tuesday night.  

"Mind if I get a photo with you," one young man asked Lewandowski, who accepted enthusiastically.  

"Post that thing will you. Tag me," said Lewandowski, chair of the New Hampshire delegation who announced the state's overall support for Trump during the roll call vote.  

And yet, his very presence on the floor, milling among about the delegates and schmoozing with his newfound television colleagues, was a reminder of his fall from the top of the newly minted nominee's campaign.  

"It's great to be in a front row seat to history," Lewandowski said. "It's a reminder of what hard work does, and when the American people are really aggravated at Washington, we can change it."  

Responding to plagiarism allegations against Melania Trump, Lewandowski said he thought it "was a blip on the radar."  

"She's articulate, beautiful and smart," he said of Trump.  

He was disappointed that chatter about "some minor mistake or some minor mishap by a staff person" detracted from what Melania trump achieved last night.  

Would that have happened under his watch?  

"I don't play what-ifs. I don't know."