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Third campaign manager for Donald Trump, Breitbart honcho joins Trump effort

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NEW YORK – Donald Trump's campaign was jostled yet once again Tuesday night. Now former Cruz pollster Kellyanne Conway is managing the campaign and Breitbart News' CEO Stephen Bannon is the campaign's CEO. Bannon is temporarily stepping down from his news' position, a press release from the campaign says.

Paul Manafort will remain as Campaign Chairman and Chief Strategist.

“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,” said Mr. Trump. “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. I am committed to doing whatever it takes to win this election, and ultimately become President because our country cannot afford four more years of the failed Obama-Clinton policies which have endangered our financial and physical security.” 

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These announcements come with the first major TV ad buy of the general election slated to start later this week and with additional operatives joining the movement on a near-daily basis.

Mr. Bannon, once recognized by Bloomberg Politics as the “most dangerous political operative in America,” will oversee the campaign staff and operations in addition to strategic oversight of major campaign initiatives in addition to working with Mr. Manafort. 

Ms. Conway, a highly sought-after pollster, will work on messaging and travel frequently with Mr. Trump, while working closely with Mr. Bannon and Mr. Manafort on all aspects of the campaign moving forward.

Paul Manafort, Campaign Chairman added, “It is imperative we continue to expand our team with top-tier talent. Steve and Kellyanne are respected professionals who believe in Mr. Trump and his message and will undoubtedly help take the campaign to new levels of success.”

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10 COMMENTS

  1. Yet for longtime aides and supporters loyal to Trump, Bannon’s hiring is cause for concern. “Bannon will play to Trump’s worst sensibilities,” said a source close to the Trump campaign, who spoke on the condition of anonymity.
    Trump’s decision to hire Bannon followed months of conversations between the pair. Bannon urged the impulsive, angry presidential nominee to ignore people who wanted him to tone it down, according to The Washington Post.
    The advice resonated with Trump, who has resisted calls to “pivot” throughout his campaign. “I am who I am,” Trump said in an interview with a Wisconsin TV station Tuesday. “I don’t want to change. Everyone talks about, ‘Oh, well you’re going to pivot, you’re going to.’ I don’t want to pivot. I mean, you have to be you. If you start pivoting, you’re not being honest with people.”

  2. when your polls are sinking.. stay the course. lol… yep makes sense.
    You all love Brietbart so much.. how did you like THEIR poll showing Hillary winning Nationally? Again he has no path to win the electoral college right now.

  3. I have personally known Kellyanne Conway for many years since before she was married and her maiden name was then Kellyanne Fitzpatrick. She is a very respected and well-liked person who is a very good and honest pollster. But she has not managed a major campaign before. Unfortunately the reputation of Steve Bannon as an unlikable bully who is not respected by people who I know that know him personally and whose opinion I trust is enough to give me a highly negative impression of Bannon. Trump is still Trump and if Kellyanne can keep him on message it will help but not save his campaign. Trump himself and Bannon will find ways to hurt their own campaign the next time Trump jumps the rails. There is no need for Trump fans to worry about letting Trump be Trump because he cannot be anything else.