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    Read: Trump’s statement on Manafort resignation

    U.S. Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump's campaign chair and convention manager Paul Manafort speaks at a press conference at the Republican Convention in Cleveland, U.S., July 19, 2016. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri
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    Paul Manafort spoke during the Republican Convention in Cleveland.

    Republican presidential candidate Donald J. Trump posted this statement Friday about campaign chairman Paul Manafort’s resignation:

    This morning Paul Manafort offered, and I accepted, his resignation from the campaign. I am very appreciative for his great work in helping to get us where we are today, and in particular his work guiding us through the delegate and convention process. Paul is a true professional and I wish him the greatest success.

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