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"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


Brendan Gauthier
August 19, 2016 7:39PM (UTC)

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.

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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:


Brendan Gauthier

Brendan Gauthier is a freelance writer.

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