More Trouble on the Campaign Trail: Trump Campaign Manager Resigns
Besides lagging in the poll numbers by anywhere from nine to eleven percent, Donald Trump now faces another problem on the campaign trail, as his campaign chairman, Paul Manafort, resigned on Friday, August 19, 2016.
Trump accepted the resignation and said he was appreciative of Manafort’s previous work for his campaign.
The reason Manafort resigned was that he felt he wasn’t contributing positively to Trump’s campaign and was actually distracting. Perhaps the reason he felt he was distracting was because of his own legal troubles. One of the things he has been accused of is helping the pro-Russian government in Ukraine. Many Republican officials also feel he has done a poor job of running the campaign.
This isn’t the first time one of Trump has lost one of his highest officials during the campaign. Trump fired his former assistant, Corey Lewandowski earlier this summer.
The election is less than three months away, and Trump is currently behind in the polls, so he hopes this change in personnel will improve his numbers. He has named Steve Bannon his new campaign CEO. According to CNN.com, Bannon is “a former Navy officer and Goldman Sachs investment banker,” and “has been a right-wing media executive for years.”
Research for this article was taken from CNN.com and the New York Times.