A few hours after he was fired, Donald Trump‘s former campaign manager, Corey Lewandowski, praised his former boss and avoided answering any question about how things work in the Republican nominee’s campaign. Also, he refused giving any details about the potential problems Trump is dealing with.
Careful, you might get sued!
According to The Washington Post, this doesn’t come as a surprise, as the businessman is well known for the control he demands over his staff. To be more specific, if anybody says something that could affect his campaign, even after being fired, could get them sued. And Donald Trump is well known for suing almost everybody he doesn’t like!
It seems that before joining his team, almost everyone has to sign legally minding nondisclosure agreements which forbid employees from releasing any confidential or disparaging information about the businessman, his family or companies. Corey Lewandowski, campaign volunteers and even the person who makes the “Make America Great Again” hats were subject to such agreements.
Even more, employees are not allowed to reveal information “of a private, proprietary or confidential nature or that Mr. Trump insists remain private or confidential”. They are also required to return or destroy any documents that contains confidential information after their collaboration with Donald Trump‘s campaign stops.
Rude comments are also forbidden
Finally, making comments about “any member of Mr. Trump’s family, including but not limited to, Mr. Trump’s spouse, each of Mr. Trump’s children and grandchildren and their respective spouses” can also lead to legal actions.
All these information was revealed by a former Trump employee, who provided a document to The Associated Press, conditioning that his identity would be protected and keep the document just for themselves.
Donald Trump isn’t the only candidate who makes his employees sign nondisclosure forms, as Hillary Clinto’s campaign does something similar, but a copy of the forms wasn’t given to The AP.