Donald Trump to Top Advisor: You, Sir, Are No Longer Employed Here!
In the immortal words of “The Trump” himself, “The professional relationship between you and I has ended!”
According to Washington Post reporter Roberta Costa, Donald Trump said in an interview on Saturday that he has fired top political advisor and Richard Nixon-themed body mod enthusiast Roger Stone.
“We have a tremendously successful campaign and Roger wanted to use the campaign for his own personal publicity,” a campaign spokesperson later told CNN. “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.”
Stone, however, contends that he actually quit the campaign, releasing what he says is his resignation letter to the media. From Politico:
“I was proud to have played a role in the launch of your presidential campaign. Your message of ‘Make America Great Again’ harkened back to the Reagan era. Restoring national pride and bringing jobs back to America - your initial and still underlying message - is a solid conservative message. In fact, it catapulted you instantly into a commanding lead in the race,” Stone’s email said.
“Unfortunately, the current controversies involving personalities and provocative media fights have reached such a high volume that it has distracted attention from your platform and overwhelmed your core message,” Stone wrote. “With this current direction of the candidacy, I no longer can remain involved in your campaign.”
Which one of these belligerent weirdos is telling the truth? Who knows! Both agree, however, that the whole affair is a distraction from important policy issues:
Sorry @realDonaldTrump didn't fire me- I fired Trump. Diasagree with diversion to food fight with @megynkelly away core issue messagesAugust 8, 2015
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