US election 2016: Trump campaign undergoes major overhaul

US election 2016: Trump campaign undergoes major overhaul


Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump has overhauled his campaign team with two new leaders, for the second time in two months.

Pollster Kellyanne Conway becomes campaign manager and Stephen Bannon of Breitbart News the CEO. Paul Manafort remains campaign chairman, but analysts say he’s efficiently been demoted.

Mr Trump has seen his poll ratings fall since the party conventions last month.

He trails Democratic Party nominee Hillary Clinton both nationally and in key battleground states.

The latest shake-up comes just 82 days before the election.

On his website, Mr Trump said: “I have known Steve and Kellyanne both for many years. They are extremely capable, highly qualified people who love to win and know how to win.”

The Associated Press news agency said the details of the new hierarchy were hammered out at a lengthy senior staff meeting at Trump Tower on Tuesday and that senior appointments were anticipated in the coming days.