– Four days after being promoted to manager of Donald Trump’s presidential campaign, Kellyanne Conway hit the Sunday morning talk-show circuit to defend both the candidate and her previous criticisms of him — including his decision not to release tax returns before the election.During the Republican primary, Conway — who was then working for a super-PAC supporting Texas Sen. Ted Cruz — charged that Trump had built “his businesses on the backs of little guys” and said his tax returns should “be transparent.”“Now that I am on the inside, I know something I didn’t know then, which is he is under audit and what that means,” Conway said on CNN’s “State of the Union.” “He has said clearly, and I back him up completely, that when the audit is completed he’ll release the tax returns.”“I’ve learned since being on the inside that this audit is a serious matter,” she said on ABC’s “This Week With George Stephanopoulos.”On Wednesday, Conway was promoted to campaign manager and Stephen Bannon, the executive chairman of the conservative website Breitbart News, was named chief executive of the Trump campaign.Campaign chairman Paul Manafort resigned Friday following reports that suggested he may have secretly taken cash payments from a pro-Russian political party in Ukraine in 2012. .
– Washington (CNN) After a campaign reboot that his new campaign manager calls his “best week” to date, Donald Trump could have a shot at reversing weeks of negative headlines and sliding poll numbers — if he can stay out of his own way.This week, with Democrat Hillary Clinton mostly on the fundraising circuit on the West Coast, Trump will have a chance to show whether his headline-grabbing speech Thursday was a fluke or the start of a more sustained reset.He will begin to answer a dominant question heading into the fall: Can the Trump reset last? .
How Donald Trump’s New Campaign Chief Created an Online Haven for White Nationalists
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– Stephen Bannon, Trump’s new campaign director.Last week, when Donald Trump tapped the chairman of Breitbart Media to lead his campaign, he wasn’t simply turning to a trusted ally and veteran propagandist.By bringing on Stephen Bannon, Trump was signaling a wholehearted embrace of the “alt-right,” a once-motley assemblage of anti-immigrant, anti-Muslim, ethno-nationalistic provocateurs who have coalesced behind Trump and curried the GOP nominee’s favor on social media. .