Politics Donald Trump, in Shake-Up, Hires Breitbart Executive for Top Campaign Post

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  1. dawg

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    Donald Trump, whose presidential bid has been stumbling badly in recent weeks, is reshuffling his campaign’s senior leadership.

    The Republican nominee tapped pollster Kellyanne Conway as campaign manager and Breitbart News Chairman Stephen Bannon as campaign chief executive, Conway confirmed to POLITICO early Wednesday morning.


    The news was first reported by the Wall Street Journal.

    Trump told the paper "I want to win,” and "That's why I'm bringing on fantastic people who know how to win and love to win."

    Campaign chairman Paul Manafort, who had been effectively running the campaign for the last two months, will stay on in his current position.

    But the shakeup seems to represent a diminution of his authority at a time when Trump's campaign is sliding in polls versus Democratic rival Hillary Clinton, and has been badly damaged by a string of controversies stemming from Trump's own impolitic pronouncements.

    Manafort, a veteran of several GOP presidential campaigns, had been brought aboard in late March to professionalize a shoestring campaign operation run by relative neophytes and powered largely by Trump's dominance of the news cycle through social media and mega-rallies.

    Manafort emerged victorious from a power struggle with former campaign manager Corey Lewandowski, who was fired in June, but the Trump operation never came to resemble a traditional presidential campaign.

    Manafort's associates privately conceded in recent weeks that he'd grown frustrated with his futile effort to instill message discipline in the candidate. And this week, things got harder for Manafort with a series of damaging stories about his past work for pro-Russian Ukrainian politicians and oligarchs.

    Conway, who has long served as a pollster for Trump's running mate Indiana Gov. Mike Pence, has been working with the Trump campaign since July.

    Bannon has been quietly advising people around the Trump campaign for months, sources around the campaign tell POLITICO.

    While he has no apparent campaign experience, Bannon is nonetheless considered influential in conservative politics because of his ties to the Mercer family of mega-donors and his perch atop the conservative Breitbart News, which has been supportive of Trump’s campaign.


    Read more: http://www.politico.com/story/2016/...manager-kellyanne-conway-227097#ixzz4HZo6Wxvy
     
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    I heard Roger Ailes
    Is on board
    The Trump train.​
     
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    Never underestimate that cagey bastard...

    I can't wait for the debates...
     
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    I bet he did 'tap' her . Is she blonde by any chance?
     
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    This is an interesting development, especially in light of recent reports about Manafort's Russian ties which have been diverting attention away from trump himself.
     
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    Did he appoint any new Russians to help with his campaign?
     
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    Doesn't seem desperate at all.

    I like that he thinks it's Trump not being able to be Trump that is causing his numbers to slide. It's the shit he says when being himself that's caused all his issues in the general campaign.
     
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    When one screws up and only hires out of touch yes men(his stupid kids).
    Blame and fire your handlers.:hilarious:
     
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    Don Jr..
    "I literally have not heard a single negative comment in New York City, but I have so many people that are flagrant about 'hey, I'm a Democrat, I've always voted Democrat, but I've seen what your father's done,'" Trump Jr. told Fox News host Greta Van Susteren in Cleveland Tuesday night.

    Must be Bizzarro NYC :lol:

    NYC Hillary + 48

    Clinton 62% / Trump 14% / Johnson 9% / Stein 6%
    https://www.siena.edu/assets/files/news/SNY0816_Crosstabs_3987_081516.pdf
     
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    What has he done? :dontknow:
     
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    Hmm..it's like re-arranging deck chairs on the Titanic
     
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    Wait, stop the clock....Trump is just now hiring the 'top' 'best' 'smartest' 'fantastic' people? I thought he was constantly surrounded by those types.
     
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    • the birther movement, redux. ..
     
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    I can understand being against Clinton. There are plenty of reasons to not want her to be president.
    But I really can't understand anyone being FOR Trump.:facepalm:
     
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    There used to be 25 levels between crap like Breitbart and mainstream candidates. Now, there are zero levels.

    Idiocracy beckons...
     
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