US presidential hopeful Donald Trump has sacked his controversial campaign manager Corey Lewandowski as his campaign strategy starts to sway.
Campaign spokeswoman Hope Hicks said in a statement on Monday: “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.”
She added: “The campaign is grateful to Corey for his hard work and dedication and we wish him the best in the future.”
A source told The Guardian that the news had come as a surprise to Lewandowski.
It is believed that Trump, the presumptive Republican candidate, is gathering campaign members to discuss possibly reworking his strategy.
Trump’s campaign is increasingly struggling in its attempt to pivot towards the general election as support for Trump appears to collapse, according to polls.