Trump apparently restructured (blew up) his campaign leadership last night in a desperate attempt to turn around his flailing presidential bid.
In order to achieve this goal Trump hired Steve Bannon to be his campaign CEO. Previously Bannon was the executive chairman of the far right wing website Breitbart.com. As for his new campaign manager the Donald named Republican pollster and ex-Ted Cruz supporter Kellyanne Conway.
Bannon will oversee Trump campaign staff and day-to-day operations, while Conway, who will travel with Trump to his rallies and speeches, will primarily focus on messaging.
Trump said in a statement…
“We’re adding some of the best talents in politics, with the experience and expertise needed to defeat Hillary Clinton in November,”
The shakeup followed a month in which Trump’s campaign and poll numbers spiraled out of control and the nominee made a series of gaffes and high-profile unforced errors.
Things had gotten so bad that Republican campaign operatives openly wondered whether Trump could be deliberately sabotaging his own campaign.
The odd man out is Paul Manafort who assumed sole responsibility for Trump’s campaign in July after Trump fired longtime campaign manager Corey Lewandowski.
It is rumored that Manafort got kicked to the curb after recent revelations that his name turned up on a secret handwritten ledger in Ukraine linking him to a $12.7M in undisclosed cash payments for work he did for the former President of Ukraine Viktor Yanukovych. Yanukovych, a Vladimir Putin loyalist, was forced to flee the Ukraine after being overthrown in 2014.