Trump-Megyn Kelly feud RUPTURES ‘The Donald’s’ campaign

donald-trump-roger-stoneDonald Trump’s feud with Fox News’ Megyn Kelly is spilling over into his campaign, as Trump and a top adviser part ways over the bloodletting.

The question is, who fired whom?

In an interview Saturday with The Washington Post’s Robert Costa, GOP presidential frontrunner Donald Trump said he gave longtime political adviser Roger Stone the heave-ho.

Costa tweeted:

A spokesman for the Trump campaign followed up with a statement:

“Mr. Trump fired Roger Stone last night. 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 spokesman.

But Trump predicted the story from Stone may differ from the candidate’s.

And sure enough, Stone’s version was the opposite of the real estate mogul’s.


Stone provided the media with a copy of a resignation letter he said he sent to Trump.

“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. With this current direction of the candidacy, I no longer can remain involved in your campaign,” the letter says.

CNN reported:

Matt Mackowiak, a Republican political consultant and close friend of Stone’s, told CNN that Stone was deeply disappointed with Trump’s debate performance Thursday.

Stone, a former aide to President Richard Nixon who has known Trump for several decades, helped with the candidate’s debate preparations. He had hoped that Trump would stay focused and disciplined, sticking largely to issues like illegal immigration and trade. Instead, Stone concluded that Trump had taken the debate to a “circus-like place.”

The working relationship between Stone and Trump became further strained when Trump made controversial comments about Kelly in an interview with CNN’s Don Lemon.

 

“Calling in to CNN and making outrageous comments about Megyn Kelly and making it even more of a circus than it already is, Roger just felt like he couldn’t stand by him,” Mackowiak told CNN.

Stone’s departure from the Trump camp follows the dismissal of two other campaign advisors for writing inappropriate posts on social media.

Watch the video, via CNN.

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