– Emerging story on Donald Trump’s campaign
Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump’s campaign chairman Paul Manafort has resigned today, Friday, days after the GOP presidential hopeful brought in Breitbart News’ Steve Bannon as campaign CEO.Mr Trump confirmed Mr Manafort’s departure in a statement saying;
“This morning Paul Manafort offered, and I accepted, his resignation from the campaign,”
“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.”
He first took control of Mr Trump’s campaign after former campaign manager Corey Lewandowski was fired in June.
The 67-year-old veteran political strategist has come under fire for his ties to Russian interests and former Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych. But it is not yet clear why he left the team, which was overhauled earlier this week with the addition of a new campaign chief executive and a new campaign manager.
Mr Trump has come under pressure in recent weeks after a series of controversial remarks and falling poll numbers.