Paul Manafort, campaign chairman for Donald Trump, resigned Friday from the Trump campaign, after his prior involvement with Ukraine politics has been circulating in the news.
Trump had hired Manafort in March to lead the “delegate-corralling” efforts in order to help Trump secure the Republican nomination.
Just two days ago, it was announced that Trump had hired two new people to lead his campaign into the general election, appointing Kellyanne Conway as his campaign manager and Steve Bannon as his campaign’s CEO.
In a written statement Friday morning, Trump said, “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.”
Manafort has worked on campaigns for Gerald Ford in 1976, Ronald Reagan in 1980, George H.W. Bush in 1988, and Bob Dole in 1996.
BREAKING: Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort resigns in wake of campaign shakeup and revelations about Ukraine work.
— The Associated Press (@AP) August 19, 2016
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