Paul Manafort, who was Trump’s campaign chairman and chief strategist has announced his resignation on Friday after a staff shake up whiting the organization.
Donald Trump confirmed in a statment, “This morning Paul Manafort offered, and I accepted, his resignation from the campaign. 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.”
The resignation comes after a very bad month for the Trump candidacy, as the Republican presidential hopeful had to deal with several self-inflicting wounds and needless negative media cycles like the Feud with the Goldstar Khan family and ridicules statements on sexual harassment.
In addition,Manafort’s personal business ventures have been heavily criticized lately, with shady ties to foreign governments and possible payment of $12.7 million in undisclosed cash payments which were noted in a ledger of the political party of Viktor Yanukovych the former president of Ukraine. Manafort denies all accusations.