Sam Nunberg, Donald Trump’s top advisor, was fired following the publication of a BuzzFeed article that was heavily critical of Trump.
The article, “36 hours on the Fake Campaign Trail with Donald Trump,” depicted Trump as obsessed with publicity while never really meaning to run for office.
Trump’s name has been connected to the upcoming governors race in New York, as well as the 2016 presidential election.
Nunberg told the New York Post: “I failed Mr. Trump, and that’s the long and short of it.”
Trump himself told the Post that he wanted to decline the interview request from BuzzFeed but Nunberg convinced him not to.
“But Sam said to me, ‘This guy is a friend of mine. It’s going to be a great story. I have confidence it will be fair.’ So I actually did the interview as a courtesy to Sam.
“But I said to Sam, ‘If this guy writes a fair story, that’s fine. But if he writes a wise-guy story, you’ll be fired.’ And I said to Sam, ‘OK?’
“And Sam said, ‘OK.’ ’’
After the story was published, Trump called Nunberg in and said “Sam, you’re fired!'” a line he often delivers on his “Apprentice” television show.
Trump, a conservative, said that the article was filled with “inaccurate reporting.” BuzzFeed is a left-leaning publication that often attacks conservatives.