Lewandowski visited White House ahead of Trump's CPAC speech: report

Lewandowski visited White House ahead of Trump's CPAC speech: report
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Corey LewandowskiCorey R. LewandowskiThe Hill's 12:30 Report The problem with hindsight Whistleblower: Cambridge Analytica met with Lewandowski before Trump campaign launch MORE, President TrumpDonald John TrumpScarborough mocks 'Deflection Don' over transgender troop ban Pelosi condemns Trump's 'cowardly, disgusting' ban on transgender troops Trump moves to ban most transgender people from serving in military MORE's first campaign manager, paid a visit to the president at the White House ahead of Trump's speech at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC). 

Axios reported the visit on Saturday. White House chief of staff John KellyJohn Francis KellyMORE was also present at the Oval Office meeting.

Kelly and Lewandowski have starkly different management styles. The chief of staff has sought to instill order in an often chaotic White House, while Lewandowski has encouraged Trump's freewheeling style.


Lewandowski has also criticized Kelly for his handling of the scandal surrounding former White House staff secretary Rob Porter, who resigned earlier this month after allegations of domestic abuse surfaced against him. 

Media reports indicated that Kelly and other senior White House officials knew about the allegations against Porter for months, but kept him on staff. It was also revealed that Porter never obtained a full security clearance.

"The general is there to put in policies and processes and procedures, and, in this case, those didn't work and we need to find out why," Lewandowski said.

Trump's speech at CPAC mimicked the style he employed on the campaign trail, with jibes against the media and illegal immigration. 

According to Axios, some White House officials see Lewandowski as encouraging Trump's inflammatory rhetoric.