Donald Trump Campaign Chairman Paul Manafort Resigns

Donald Trump’s campaign chairman Paul Manafort has resigned from his position on the campaign, the Republican presidential nominee said in a statement Friday.

“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.”

A Trump source said Manafort told Trump he was becoming a distraction and he wanted to end that.

It’s the second high profile departure from the top of Trump’s campaign structure after campaign manager Corey Lewandowski left the operation earlier this summer. A new campaign manager and executive were named earlier this week.

Trump and his running mate Mike Pence are in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, this morning, touring flood damage and meeting with residents there.

2 comments

  • arnold fudpucker

    Ah the Clinton News Network in operation full force. Just have to report this but ignore you boy obumma laying down on Louisiana and playing gold instead. Your bias is disgusting. You were all over Bush when Louisiana was hit by another natural disaster but when it comes to your boy obumma………Actually I believe HilLIARy caussed these storms so it is her fault.

  • lurker48

    Putin is ain’t happy that his plant had to quit. Now Manafort needs to be charged as not registering as a foreign agent along with Trump.

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