May 19, 2016 / 6:44 PM / 3 years ago

Trump taps adviser Manafort to be campaign chairman: CNN

Paul Manafort, senior aide to Republican U.S. presidential candidate Donald Trump, takes the stage to check the podium just before Trump delivered a foreign policy speech at the Mayflower Hotel in Washington, United States, April 27, 2016. REUTERS/Jim Bourg

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Donald Trump, the presumptive Republican nominee for U.S. president, has tapped senior adviser Paul Manafort to be campaign chairman and chief strategist, CNN’s chief Washington correspondent said in a tweet on Thursday.

In his tweet, CNN’s Jake Tapper cited campaign spokeswoman Hope Hicks.

Reporting by Timothy Ahmann; Editing by Eric Walsh

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