The writing was on the wall earlier this week when Donald Trump shook up his campaign by bringing in Breitbart’s Stephen Bannon and pollster Kellyanne Conway — who introduced us to regretful Donald Trump — but now it’s official: Trump’s campaign chairman Paul Manafort is out.
Manafort had fallen out of favor with Trump after a disappointing convention and a terrible month of August that had seen one blunder after another. Moreover, Manafort is dealing with his own scandal, after it was revealed that he accepted $12 million in illegal payments from a pro-Russian Ukrainian political party and had, in fact, waged a covert influence campaign for the party. Manafort was basically a member of the International mob. Manafort’s relationship with Russia wasn’t helping Trump, either, who has already been accused of being “Putin’s bitch.”
Manafort is the second campaign manager Donald Trump has fired since May. Expect him to join his predecessor Corey Lewandowski on CNN at any moment.