Paul Manafort Resigns From Donald Trump’s Campaign

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(ABC News)–Donald Trump’s campaign chairman Paul Manafort has resigned.

“This morning Paul Manafort offered, and I accepted, his resignation from the campaign,” Trump confirmed 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.”

Manafort’s resignation comes just two days after Trump hired Kellyanne Conway as his campaign manager and Steve Bannon as his campaign’s CEO.

Senior level sources in Trump’s campaign told ABC News Trump debated axing Manafort last week. Now with new campaign team leadership in place, one senior aide said it was “writing on wall” that Manafort would leave.

Manafort was hired by Trump in March as a convention manager, tasked with helping Trump secure the Republican nomination.

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