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Trump Shakes Up Campaign Leadership

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By    |   Monday, 18 Apr 2016 08:12 PM

Donald Trump's campaign is undergoing a leadership change that has led to one resignation and caused concern among some staff, Politico reports.

The campaign's newest additions, Paul Manafort and Rick Wiley, were tapped at a Saturday meeting at Trump Tower to head up operations in upcoming states and were given a budget of $20 million.

It is a departure from the shoestring budget and free media effort Trump has been running so far.

But staff loyal to Trump's original leadership feel alienated by the move, and national field director Stuart Jolly resigned on Monday, Politico reports.

Jolly was a loyalist to campaign manager Corey Lewandowski, who has been credited with helping drive the real estate magnate and reality show star to the top of the Republican presidential field despite a small staff and little spending.

Jolly, who was not invited to the Saturday meeting, was not happy with the new organization, according to sources cited by Politico. Manafort, Wiley, Lewandowski and deputy campaign manager Michael Glassner reportedly attended the meeting.

The meeting is said to have focused on California's June 7 primary, where 172 delegates are up for grabs.

Manafort, a veteran GOP campaign operative, noted quickly after his recent hiring that he answers directly to Trump. Since then, staff reportedly have received conflicting orders from Manafort and Lewandowski, causing an "increasingly unwieldy" situation in the campaign.

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