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Wed Aug 17, 2016, 04:00 AM

 

Donald Trump, in Shake-Up, Hires Breitbart Executive for Top Campaign Post

What a shame he couldn't just dig up Breitbart himself for the position.


LAS VEGAS — Donald J. Trump has shaken up his presidential campaign for the second time in two months, hiring a top executive from the conservative news site Breitbart News and promoting a senior adviser to a key new role in an effort to right his faltering campaign.


Stephen Bannon, the executive chairman of Breitbart News LLC, will become the Republican campaign’s chief executive, and Kellyanne Conway, a senior adviser and pollster for Mr. Trump and his running mate, Gov. Mike Pence of Indiana, will become the campaign manager.


Paul Manafort, the campaign chairman, will retain his title. But the staffing change, hammered out on Sunday and set to be formally announced Wednesday morning, represents a demotion for Mr. Manafort, who took control of the campaign nearly two months after Mr. Trump won the primary in Indiana, forcing the remaining two candidates from the race.


The news, first reported by The Wall Street Journal, was confirmed early Wednesday by Ms. Conway in a brief interview, but she rejected the idea that the changes amounted to a shake-up.

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http://www.nytimes.com/2016/08/18/us/politics/donald-trump-stephen-bannon-paul-manafort.html?_r=0

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Reply Donald Trump, in Shake-Up, Hires Breitbart Executive for Top Campaign Post (Original post)
cali Aug 2016 OP
pinboy3niner Aug 2016 #1
cali Aug 2016 #2
pinboy3niner Aug 2016 #4
OnDoutside Aug 2016 #3
Egnever Aug 2016 #5
cali Aug 2016 #6
pinboy3niner Aug 2016 #9
leftynyc Aug 2016 #7
bagelsforbreakfast Aug 2016 #8
FreeStateDemocrat Aug 2016 #10
spanone Aug 2016 #11
pampango Aug 2016 #12
R B Garr Aug 2016 #13

Response to cali (Original post)

Wed Aug 17, 2016, 05:10 AM

1. Alex Jones wasn't available?

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Response to pinboy3niner (Reply #1)

Wed Aug 17, 2016, 05:11 AM

2. Lol. That would have been perfect in the whacky world of Donny Trump.

 

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Response to cali (Reply #2)

Wed Aug 17, 2016, 05:34 AM

4. To say his choices are better than Jones isn't saying much

I've seen Conway on cable news and she was terrible as a Trump surrogate.

I know nothing about Bannon, but I don't see a top Breitbart exec shaking up and saving the campaign. I can see him having Trump telling people "BEHAVE yourselves! BEHAVE yourselves!"

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Response to cali (Original post)

Wed Aug 17, 2016, 05:26 AM

3. Roger Ailes joins !

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Response to cali (Original post)

Wed Aug 17, 2016, 05:38 AM

5. Just saw this

 

You were too fast.

The hits just keep on coming. Just when you think it can't get any crazier....

Breitbart

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Response to Egnever (Reply #5)

Wed Aug 17, 2016, 05:41 AM

6. I can. Worldnut Daily. But that's about it.

 

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Response to cali (Reply #6)

Wed Aug 17, 2016, 06:21 AM

9. When you're going down, the rational person doesn't think of Breitbart for a life preserver

Just more evidence of Trump's erratic and bizarre thinking. And how closed-in and isolated he is in his "thinking." If one can even call it that.

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Response to cali (Original post)

Wed Aug 17, 2016, 05:59 AM

7. BREITBART?!!!

 

There has got to be a way to hang that piece of crap website and the repulsive stories they push around don the con's neck. Every single surrogate has to use the word sleazy - for both Manafort and Bannon - time for the Democrats to do the digging on Bannon and make donnie regret this move.

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Response to cali (Original post)

Wed Aug 17, 2016, 06:18 AM

8. now they enter the "Is this the end of Rico?" phase...

 

I'll miss the stirring teleprompter speeches...zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

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Response to cali (Original post)

Wed Aug 17, 2016, 07:52 AM

10. BAD! Ailes joins and immediately this happens, fear that evil media genius he may be one person

 

that asswipe will listen to and Ailes can manipulate the media message. Ailes has contacts, do you think Wolfie or a
desperate Brian Williams and many others will not pick-up and carry the false messages when he gets the hate really roiling. Master at turning loose the attack dogs! Buckle-up this thing is far from over.

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Response to cali (Original post)

Wed Aug 17, 2016, 07:55 AM

11. the shit campaign of the century

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Response to cali (Original post)

Wed Aug 17, 2016, 08:01 AM

12. Sounds like "Donald being Donald" is not about to change. n/t

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Response to cali (Original post)

Wed Aug 17, 2016, 08:25 AM

13. That KellyAnne Conway person was making the rounds last week scolding

the likes of Chuck Todd for not keeping the anti-everything hysteria on Clinton, and Chuck was actually apologetic to her for giving time at all to Donald's complete incompetence and buffoonery. She was griping that Chuck had to do his part to malign Clinton every chance he got, and they all agreed that was a good strategy.

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