It sounds like more turmoil on the Donald Trump presidential campaign.
More officials departed the Trump team this week even as the campaign continues to try and staff up for a general election campaign against Hillary Clinton.
Kevin Kellems and Erica Freeman, both of whom dealt with surrogates who spoke on behalf of Trump, resigned from the campaign in recent days.
The Trump campaign announced the hiring of Kellems less than two weeks ago.
“While brief, it has been an interesting experience, and (I) am proud of the contributions made through our early-phase project endeavors,” Kellems said in a note to colleagues about his resignation as Director of Surrogates. “Also have enjoyed meeting some fine and dedicated individuals throughout the organization. Look forward to running across several of you going forward.”
The New York Times, which broke the story, reported that Kellems “was said to have been frustrated with the dysfunction of the campaign’s senior leadership,” while Freeman “had similarly found herself caught up in the chaos of the Trump operation.”
Reports the Times:
“At one point, the turmoil spilled into public view when Mr. Trump publicly contradicted her on a conference call with surrogates. In the call, reported by Bloomberg News, Mr. Trump referred to talking points Ms. Freeman had sent around — urging supporters to stop talking about a federal lawsuit against Trump University — and ordered, ‘Take that order and throw it the hell out.'”
The Trump campaign has also separated from Vincent Harris, a recently hired digital consultant.
“We were not fired,” Harris tweeted. “We completed our various creative projects … I wish all involved good things! have reflected & learned from this commotion.”
All this comes less than two weeks after Trump dismissed campaign manager Corey Lewandowski.
SOURCE: USA Today – David Jackson