Despite all the spin that came out of the Trump campaign about Steve Bannon and Kellyanne Conway being an “addition” to the operation, it’s clear that this was part of a move to ease Manafort out.
I mean, three competing big personalities at the helm? Talk about unclear lines of authority.
Look, there’s a certain bottom line here. Trump is down in the polls. He is being criticized for everything he does. He seems uncomfortable, talking about maybe not winning. And Manafort is increasingly in the news for his ties to Ukraine’s corrupt oligarchs and former leader.
There are less than 90 days left, and whatever Manafort was doing wasn’t making things happen. So, there’s the door.