Caputo resigns after sending controversial tweet

Posted at 11:40 PM, Jun 20, 2016
and last updated 2016-06-21 10:46:34-04

It was a day of big changes for presumptive GOP front runner Donald Trump and his campaign. Early Monday morning Trump parted ways with campaign manager Corey Lewandowski.

In March, Lewandoski was facing misdemeanor charges for allegedly grabbing journalist Michelle Fields at a Trump rally. It was captured on video. Those charges were later dropped.

And just an hour after Lewandoski was dismissed, a tweet reading “Ding dong the witch is dead” appeared on social media from political strategist and local Trump ally Michael Caputo.

The East Aurora resident is now an outsider. Caputo later resigned from his position after the tweet he considered “witty” quickly gained unwanted attention.

Caputo broke down what happened in the moments after he hit send during an interview with Tom Bauerle on WBEN.

"As a professional campaign operative, someone who is designed to be on the margin and behind the scene like a campaign operative to actually further the narrative of the negative story, it's malpractice," Caputo said.