Less Than 3 Months Before The Election, Trump Shakes Up Top Campaign Staff Again
There has been a 'yuge' shakeup inside the Trump campaign with less than three months to go until Election Day.
As his poll numbers drop against Democratic rival Hillary Clinton, the real estate tycoon is bringing in conservative firebrand and Breitbart News co-founder Stephen Bannon as campaign CEO.
Kellyanne Conway has been promoted from senior advisor to campaign manager. Conway often appears on TV as a Trump campaign spokesperson.
Paul Manafort remains campaign chairman, but some are seeing the moves around him as a demotion.
The shift in personnel is reported to be a much more aggressive style for the GOP presidential pick.
Conway told CNN: “I look at it as an expansion of the team. Paul remains as chairman.”
In a statement to CNN Wednesday, Trump said: “I have known Steve and Kellyanne both for many years. They are extremely capable, highly qualified people who love to win and know how to win. I believe we're adding some of the best talents in politics, with the experience and expertise needed to defeat Hillary Clinton in November and continue to share my message and vision to Make America Great Again."
He added that he is doing “whatever it takes to win this election.”
This is the second major shakeup inside the Trump campaign. In June, the billionaire fired campaign manager Corey Lewandowski.