Working with Donald Trump can sometimes be hard, especially when you’re trying to convince him to deliver a more temperate and consistent message. Or at least this is that Paul Manafort, the businessman’s campaign manager, thought and decided that it’s time to put an end to their collaboration.
According to The Washington Post, this decision comes during a critical week for Trump’s campaign, currently under pressure from Republican leaders and wealthy contributors as well, both groups trying to bring his campaign on the right path.
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Paul Manafort’s departure leaves the campaign under the guidance of the new chief executive Stephen K. Bannon, previously at Breitbart News, as well as Kellyanne Conway, the veteran pollster being named campaign manager earlier this week.
“This morning Paul Manafort offered, and I accepted, his resignation from the campaign,” Donald Trump said in a statement. “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.”
It seems that Mr. Manafort’s resignation will eventually lead to more of Trump’s staff leaving, as Bannon and Conway are already considering hiring additional people. This spring, when he joined the team, Paul Manafort brought a couple of former associates with him.
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Multiple strategists, who knew the way in which the former campaign manager influenced Donald Trump a bit too much and this could be one of the reasons why wasn’t wanted anymore.
“One thing I don’t think Trump will tolerate is the focus being on someone else rather than himself,” said an anonymous GOP strategist. However, it seems that it was Paul Manafort’s decision to resign, as he knew what awaits him when he took the job.