Wea re receiving a breaking news alert that Donald Trump’s campaign chairman and chief strategist Paul Manafort has just resigned. The Republican nominee confirmed Manafort’s resignation in a statement Friday morning. “This morning Paul Manafort offered, and I accepted, his resignation from the campaign,” Trump said.

“I am very appreciative for his great work in helping to get us where we are today, and in particular his work guiding us through the delegate and convention process. Paul is a true professional and I wish him the greatest success.” According to sources within Trump’s campaign, Manafort is leaving on good terms and will remain an outside confidant. CONTINUE