As more news stories are dribbling out about Manafort’s ties to Moscow, it appears he has now left the campaign. Multiple reporters online are saying Manafort has resigned from the campaign.
This comes on the heels of a Trump reorganization that demoted Manafort. Remember, just two weeks ago Manafort associates were saying he was unhappy with the direction of the campaign and would leave before being blamed for a loss. Between that and these stories about Moscow ties it is no wonder the guy has bolted.
But, given Manafort’s loyalty to Moscow, he might consider his work was done. He altered the GOP platform to be pro-Moscow, he got Trump to suggest we would leave NATO, and he set up a Presidential candidate to praise Vladimir Putin.
Trump statement on Manafort resignation pic.twitter.com/pRzXOC4nWx
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