Trump campaign chairman Manafort resigns

Reuters , Friday 19 Aug 2016

Paul Manafort
Paul Manafort, advisor to Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump's campaign, checking the teleprompters before Trump's speech at the Mayflower Hotel in Washington, DC April 26, 2016 (Photo: AFP)

Paul Manafort resigned from the campaign of U.S. Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump on Friday, days after he was effectively demoted in a shake-up of the campaign leadership.

"This morning Paul Manafort offered, and I accepted, his resignation from the campaign," Trump said in a statement.

"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."

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