Over the weekend, Donald Trump literally said "you're fired" to one of his top political consultants. After BuzzFeed published McKay Coppins's profile of the reality TV star, "36 Hours On the Fake Campaign Trail With Donald Trump," Trump fired Sam Nunberg, the advisor who arranged the interview. Today, Nunberg tells the New York Post,
I told [Trump] when he fired me, ‘Sir, I’m willing to offer you my resignation.’ He didn’t accept that ... this is not unfair, honestly. I failed Mr. Trump, and that’s the long and short of it.
But according to an email obtained by the Daily Caller, Nunberg still harbors ill will towards Coppins. In an email to CNN's Reliable Sources host Brian Stelter, Nunberg writes,
I tendered my resignation directly to Mr. Trump on Friday morning after the publication of what I considered to be an incredible pejorative hit piece by McKay Coppins in BuzzFeed. While I did not expect a love letter, I expect an unbiased, professional and balanced article. Sadly, the number of rife inaccuracies, mean spirited tone and complete failure of Mr. McKay to properly reflect when Mr. Trump was speaking to him in a sarcastic manner, in a blatant effort to depict in the worst possible light.
Nunberg explains that since he coordinated the interview, he offered his resignation to Trump. It appears that Nunberg and Coppins were once friends, and Nunberg assured Trump that the profile would be favorable.
Coppins stayed in Trump's luxurious Mar-a-Lago compound in Palm Beach after Trump's travel plans changed during the interview. Nunberg explains in the email to Stelter,
When Mr. Trump’s 757 was unable to land at Laguardia because of poor weather and was diverted to Palm Beach, Mr. Trump graciously invited Mr. Coppins to stay at his club, eat his food and drink. While I in no way think this gracious gesture should guarantee favorable coverage by Mr. Coppins, I do think it is poor form to accept to Mr. Trump’s hospitality and then shit on him in print.
According to Stelter, Nunberg bcc'd multiple reporters on the email.