Mar 13, 2017 - Politics & Policy

How to avoid a Trump tweetstorm, for a fee

Gerald Herbert / AP

Bloomberg Businessweek called it "Trump's K Street Office." Avenue Strategies, the lobbying firm started by former campaign officials Corey Lewandowski and Barry Bennett, gets a splash in the president's favorite paper with "Want to Keep the President at Bay? Two Consultants Have an Inside Track," an Editorial Observer column by N.Y. Times editorial-board member Elizabeth Williamson:

  • "For a fee, Corey Lewandowski, President Trump's pugilistic former campaign manager, and Barry Bennett, a former Trump senior adviser, will protect you from 'tweet risk' — what happens to the stock price and reputation of your company when the president tells his 26 million Twitter followers that you're killing factory jobs or refusing to sell Ivanka Trump handbags."
  • "Lewandowski still reveres Mr. Trump and glides past his rival Reince Priebus, the White House chief of staff, to visit Mr. Trump in the Oval Office."
  • "Bennett says he and Lewandowski "are pressing American companies to 'call Jared Kushner and tell him you're gonna build a new factory,' or invite Mr. Trump to 'fly somewhere, cut a ribbon, and high-five 200 employees.'"
  • "Bennett says the two men advised Lockheed Martin, not a current client, on how to recover from a 'horrible' meeting with Mr. Trump."
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