"Manafort overboard": Twitter reacts to Trump campaign chairman's resignation

Amid a fog of controversy, Donald Trump's shadowy campaign chairman Paul Manafort resigned on Friday morning

Published August 19, 2016 3:39PM (EDT)

 (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
(AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

Paul Manafort, GOP nominee Donald Trump's controversial campaign chairman, resigned from his post on Friday morning.

News of the shake-up is far from shocking, as just last weekend, Trump hired Breitbart News' Stephen Bannon and GOP pollster Kellyanne Conway as his campaign CEO and manager, respectively.

With Manafort's resignation foreboding and the Trump campaign's turnover rate as rapid as it is, the overall tenor of Twitter responses was appropriately jokey:

There are, though, some of examples of how not to respond.

Exhibit A) The reactionary Hillary Clinton supporter whining about media persecution:

Exhibit B) The Trump apologist thanking a shadowy lobbyist for his service:

Exhibit C) Nationalist bidding adieu to seemingly the only member of the campaign who kept Trump on-script:

By Brendan Gauthier

Brendan Gauthier is a freelance writer.

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