The Rats Are Jumping Off Trump's Sinking Ship: Today It's His Campaign Chairman
Submitted by: fancylad⚫ 8 months ago
Paul Manafort says he resigned. Donald Trump says he fired him. Either way, it's just another crack in the veneer of Trump's shambolic and embarrassing presidential campaign.
Friends of Manafort said Friday they thought he was undone by the combination of revelations about his work on behalf of pro-Russian figures and the elevation of Conway and Bannon to Trump’s new inner circle.
“If you had had one of these things happen, it would have been survivable. But you had two of these things in concert,” said a GOP strategist who knows Manafort and, like others interviewed for this report, requested anonymity to comment on the Trump campaign. “One thing I don’t think Trump will tolerate is the focus being on someone else rather than himself.”