Trump Loses Top Staffer Who Posted, 'The Witch Is Dead!'

Michael Caputo is out, too
By Neal Colgrass,  Newser Staff
Posted Jun 20, 2016 5:58 PM CDT
Trump Loses Top Staffer Who Posted, 'The Witch Is Dead!'
A screen grab showing part of Michael Caputo's tweet in which he wrote, "Ding dong witch is dead!"   (YouTube)

Donald Trump's campaign lost yet another top man Monday—Michael Caputo, who had just celebrated the firing of the campaign's manager with a mocking tweet, the AP reports. "Ding dong the witch is dead!" Caputo tweeted, along with a photo from The Wizard of Oz showing the defeated Wicked Witch of the East, after Corey Lewandowski got fired. But in his letter of resignation to Rick Gates and Paul Manafort, the campaign's chairman, Caputo struck a different tone. "I regret sending out a tweet today alluding to the firing of Corey Lewandowski," he wrote, per CNN. "In hindsight, that was too exuberant a reaction to this personnel move."

"I know this is a distraction from the kind of campaign you want to run, so I'm resigning my position as director of communications for caucus operations at the 2016 Republican National Convention. Let's make this immediate." He went on to wish them "success in the months ahead" and said that Trump "must be elected President in November. With you at the helm, I know he can. Call if I can help." (Looks like Trump's adult children were behind Lewandowski's ouster.)

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