VIDEO: Former Trump Campaign Manager, Paul Manafort Resigns From Trump Campaign

By  //  August 19, 2016

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ABOVE VIDEO: Donald Trump’s outspoken campaign chairman, Paul Manafort, resigned Friday from the campaign — days after he was pushed aside for conservative media executive Steven Bannon — and also amid growing speculation about his ties to Ukrainian politics.

(FOX NEWS) – Donald Trump’s outspoken campaign chairman, Paul Manafort, resigned Friday from the campaign — days after he was pushed aside for conservative media executive Steven Bannon — and also amid growing speculation about his ties to Ukrainian politics.

“This morning Paul Manafort offered, and I accepted, his resignation from the campaign,” Trump said in a written statement to FoxNews.com.

“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’s the latest shakeup for the Trump campaign, which canned campaign manager Corey Lewandowski on June 20, after the pugnacious former cop had a confrontation with a Breitbart reporter. The ouster of Lewandowski was seen as a victory in a behind-the-scenes power struggle for Manafort, who was brought on board in March largely for his convention and delegate wrangling experience.

Manafort, as a 26-year-old Republican operative, helped manage the 1976 convention floor for Gerald Ford in his successful showdown with Ronald Reagan.

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