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Donald Trump’s campaign chairman Paul Manafort has resigned, in the latest convulsion to sweep a candidacy reeling from poor poll numbers and self-inflicted controversy. Within hours of Trump apologising for the “pain” he had caused with his outspoken remarks on the trail and a reshuffle that brought in a new team, Manafort announced he would be leaving the campaign entirely. Live Donald Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort resigns – politics live Follow live coverage as Donald Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort resigns days after Republican brought in new leadership Read more The veteran political strategist has been under mounting scrutiny of his own as more details emerged of his role in advising foreign politicians, including Ukrainian strongman Viktor Yanukovych. His departure clears the way for Breitbart News executive Steve Bannon to assume full control of day-to-day operations, after he was appointed chief executive alongside new campaign manager Kellyanne Conway on Wednesday. The resignation, which contradicts claims he would stay on earlier in the week, is the second moment Trump has exercised his famed slogan “you’re fired” – following the ousting of his original campaign manager, Corey Lewandowski, in June.