US Election: Trump Loses Campaign Manager After Just 2 Months

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Donald Trump has announced that his campaign manager, Paul Manafort has quit the team after just two months on the job.

Trump disclosed the 67-year-old veteran’s exit in a statement saying that he offered to resign and he accepted.

Manafort had only just taken control of Mr Trump’s campaign after former campaign manager Corey Lewandowski was fired in June.

Why Manafort quit is still unknown but with an overhaul earlier this week (a new campaign chief executive and a new campaign manager came on board) there are whispers that it could perhaps be Trumps falling numbers in the polls that forced the decision.

“This morning Paul Manafort offered, and I accepted, his resignation from the campaign,” the Republican nominee 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.”

Mr. Manafort, a former adviser to George HW Bush and Bob Dole, had come on board in a bid to help the Republican nominee secure the party’s nomination.

Manafort was said to have masterminded Trump’s more conventional approach to his campaign as opposed to the anti-establishment brand of politics that made his primary campaign successful.

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