Trump Campaign ‘Chairman’ Putin-Tied Paul Manafort Abruptly RESIGNS

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The shakeup/non-shakeup continues at the Donald Trump presidential campaign this week, with this breaking story likely to dominate the news cycle, taking the focus off of his American future speech from Thursday night.

The Associated Press (AP) and several media outlets are reporting that Donald Trump’s campaign chairman Paul Manafort abruptly resigned on Friday in the wake of reports of shady and possibly illegal dealings with Ukraine for the benefit of Russia strongman Vladimir Putin.

Paul Manafort’s resignation follows the strange hiring of Breitbart CEO Stephen K. Bannon, as campaign “CEO,” as well as promoting Kellyanne Conway to campaign manager.

Politicos on Twitter immediately reacted from both sides of the political spectrum, as did reporters.

Ironically, the resignation falls on the heels of what was arguably Donald Trump’s best campaign speech thus far, a speech the media would be talking about today were it not for this story which will stomp all over it.

As with other past mistakes Trump and his campaign can’t seem to get out of its own way.

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Matthew K. Burke
Matthew K. Burke
A former Washington State U.S. Congressional candidate in 2010, Matthew attended the nation’s first modern day Tea Party in 2009 in Seattle, Washington. He also began writing and blogging that year. Matthew became a Certified Financial Planner in 1995 and was a Financial Advisor for 24 years in his previous life. Matthew was one of the three main writers leading a conservative news site to be one of the top 15 conservative news sites in the U.S. in a matter of months. He brings to PolitiStick a vast amount of knowledge about economics as well as a passion and commitment to the vision that our Founding Fathers had for our Republic.
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