Key Trump Staff Begin Walking Away

It is pretty big news to learn that Donald Trump actually had a national political director. I say “had” because it is news tonight that the national political director has walked away.

Jim Murphy, Donald Trump’s national political director, is no longer playing an active role on the campaign, according to three sources briefed on the move – a troubling development for the Republican nominee coming just 19 days before the election.

“I have not resigned but for personal reasons have had to take a step back from the campaign,” Murphy said in a statement to POLITICO. He did not elaborate on the reasons for his departure.

Several Trump aides said that Murphy has been conspicuously absent in recent days as the campaign mobilizes for the final push.

We’re already seeing Trump promoters in the media start to distance themselves like rats fleeing from a sinking ship. Now the staff is doing it too. The wheels are off and we still have 18 days.

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