Paul Manafort exits Trump campaign amid infighting
Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort has announced his resignation from the Trump campaign. Manafort’s resignation comes after the Trump campaign announced a second major shakeup of his campaign team. Manafort’s decision shows attempts by the campaign to straighten Trump up as he nears the first presidential debate.
Manafort’s resignation comes as he faces criticism for work he previously did with pro-Russian Ukrainian diplomats. This week, support for Manafort started slipping as Trump’s family members began to question Manafort’s activities with Russia. Donald Trump announced Manafort’s resignation from the campaign.
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.”