Congratulations to Paul Manafort on his expanded role within the Trump campaign. Everyone remembers this man who joined the campaign weeks ago to come up with a strategy to stop Sen. Ted Cruz from working behind the scenes and picking off delegates in case the GOP convention went to a 2nd ballot.
Manafort assured not only the Trump supporters but the mainstream media the GOP convention was not only going to be won on the first ballot, but he also added Trump would win the nomination in early June. The presumptive nominee is roughly about 75 delegates away from securing the nomination outright. Good job Paul!
From ABC News:
Donald Trump will change the role for one of his campaign’s top advisors, ABC News has learned.
Sources within the campaign said that Trump will name Paul Manafort to the new role of Campaign Chairman and Chief Strategist.
Manafort, who was brought on board early last month as a convention manager, was originally tasked with trying to secure Trump the necessary delegates to avoid a fight at the Republican convention.
With Trump now the likely presumptive nominee for the GOP, Manafort’s new role is a natural growth of the campaign as they begin to build a team ready for the general election, according to the sources. The role is an obvious promotion for Manafort, but sources stressed it should not be seen as a demotion for campaign manager Corey Lewandowski.
Campaign spokesperson Hope Hicks confirmed the move, adding that Lewandowski will, “continue overseeing day to day operations and will work with Manafort on political strategy and communications, among other things, through the general election.”
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