Republican presidential frontrunner Donald Trump late Friday fired Roger Stone, his campaign manager, over concerns about Stone’s loyalty to the billionaire businessman’s run for Republican presidential nomination.”
Mr. Trump fired Roger Stone last night,” a campaign spokesperson told Newsmax on Saturday.
“We have a tremendously successful campaign, and Roger wanted to use the campaign for his own personal publicity.” He has had a number of articles about him recently, and Mr. Trump wants to keep the focus of the campaign on how to ‘Make America Great Again,’ ” the spokesperson said.
Though there were other mixed reports as to whether Stone was fired or quit the campaign, his departure was the first strong sign that Trump’s election effort was suffering setbacks Saturday from his comments Friday night in which he attacked one of the Fox debate moderators, Megyn Kelly.
Stone’s friends told Politico on background that the well-known Republican campaign adviser sent an email to Trump announcing his decision to leave his presidential campaign earlier in the day.
But an hour later, Trump told a Washington Post reporter he fired Stone.