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Manafort exits rebooted Trump campaign

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>> The right words.>> Capping a tumultuous week, Donald Trump's campaign chairman, Paul Manafort resigning Friday. Days after losing out at a major staff shakeup. The move coming as Trump tries to catch Hillary Clinton with the roll out of a kinder gentler tone.>> Sometimes, in the heat of debate, you don't choose the right words.
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I have done that. And believe it or not, I regret it.>> The rare mea culpa Thursday following weeks of self-inflicted wounds and after Trump named former Breitbart editor Stephen Bannon and veteran pollster Kellyanne Conway to right the ship. Reuters political reporter John Whitesides.>> Manafort's obviously the odd man out in this shuffle.
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He was expected to be the guy who could reign in Trump and sort of curb some of his more freewheeling controversial ways. That obviously didn't pan out. Kellyanne Conway has now taken on that task and so far anyway he seems to have had some success given last night's speech about his regret.
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>> A legend in Republican circles since the 1970s, Manafort grabbed the reins of the campaign in June. But he proved unable to round off Trump's rough edges. As he took fire for picking fights with a gold star family and House Speaker Paul Ryan. Manafort in recent days becoming a distraction himself.
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Forced to deny he pocketed millions in off the books cash from a Ukrainian political party, with close ties to Vladimir Putin.>> And I do regret it.>> After a speech praises a shift from his say anything style, Trump touring flood ravaged areas of Louisiana Friday, as the campaign fights to find it's footing with time running short.