The Trump campaign chariman Paul Manafort has just resigned from his position according to the Republican nominee.
“This morning Paul Manafort offered, and I accepted, his resignation from the campaign,” Trump said. “I am very appreciative for his great work in helping to get us where we are today, and in particular his work guiding us through the delegate and convention process. Paul is a true professional and I wish him the greatest success.”
With the impending election rounding the corner, Manafort’s leave is representative in a change in power in the campaign: Two aides were moved into senior leadership positions on Tuesday, Keyllyanna Conway and Steven Bannon.
According to CNN,
A Trump source said Manafort told Trump he was becoming a distraction and he wanted to end that. A senior Trump campaign aide added later Friday that Trump lost faith in Manafort a couple of weeks ago, feeling like Manafort wasn’t quick enough with answers to his questions, instead offering to look into an issue or get him a report on it. Trump doesn’t want people around him who he thinks are moving too slowly, the aide said.
“Trump and he don’t have chemistry,” the aide said.
A friend of Manafort’s told CNN Saturday that he wasn’t going to take orders or relinquish power to Conway or Bannon. The friend added that’s not a knock on either of them, but just “how (Manafort) rolls.”
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