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Paul Manafort Resigns From Trump Campaign

Manafort's resignation comes amid other major staff changes in the campaign.
Posted at 10:43 AM, Aug 19, 2016

Donald Trump's campaign chairman is out.

The Republican nominee emailed the news to his supporters Friday morning saying, "This morning Paul Manafort offered, and I accepted, his resignation from the campaign."

He continued, "Paul is a true professional and I wish him the greatest success."

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Manafort's resignation could be another sign that the Trump campaign is struggling. Earlier this week, his camp announced major staff changes, triggering a lot of speculation.

Manafort has made headlines of his own this week, specifically for his actions while working for a Ukrainian politician.

On Wednesday, Trump announced Breitbart News executive chairman Stephen Bannon would take over as his new campaign chief executive, a title very similar to Manafort's.

But Manafort released a statement that same day writing, "I remain the campaign chairman and chief strategist, providing the big-picture, long-range campaign vision."

As of Friday morning, Manafort hadn't commented on his resignation.