Well, I guess nobody saw this coming, did they?
Stephen Bannon, main guy over at Breitbart.com has been placed as the new campaign CEO of the Donald Trump campaign. At first, I was trying to wrap my head around this move, trying to figure out why and how and then I remembered, Bannon was a producer on Clinton Cash, the movie, he might as also have directed it too.
Many liberal websites will probably tell you how Paul Manafort has been demoted and relegated to the kiddie table but according to the report below; Manafort will be keeping his job for now.
From NY Post:
Republican Donald Trump is overhauling his campaign again, bringing in Breitbart News’ Stephen Bannon as campaign CEO and promoting pollster Kellyanne Conway to campaign manager.
The move comes just 82 days before the election and represents yet another shake-up for the tumultuous campaign.
Trump told The Associated Press in a phone interview early Wednesday that he has known both individuals for a long time. He says, “They’re terrific people, they’re winners, they’re champs, and we need to win it,” he said.
Opinion surveys show Trump trailing his Democratic rival Hillary Clinton nationally and in the major battleground states.
Trump says his campaign chair, Paul Manafort, will maintain his current role.
The development, first reported by the Wall Street Journal, came after a day in which Trump sent a Facebook message urging an end to bigotry and oppression.
Appearing for a speech Tuesday in Wisconsin, the billionaire real estate mogul accused rival Hillary Clinton of “bigotry” and being “against the police,” claiming that she and other Democrats have “betrayed the African American community” and pandered for votes.
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I am not sure how this will play out, but then again, Trump hires the people he knows will do the job, and if they don’t, he moves them for hungrier fighters. Trump needs that fighting spirit that captured the primary and even though I have stated I like Manafort, he was originally hired to shore up the delegate count, not exactly run a campaign.
We’ve seen a pull away from the man we support, and that needs to return over the next 80-plus days. I don’t believe Trump will lose the race but I do believe in Hillary shenanigans and her propensity to create corrupt scenarios and Manafort might not be cut out to handle that part.
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