Donald Trump's national director just dropped out of his campaign

For Donald Trump, the hits keep coming.

On Thursday Jim Murphy, Trump's campaign's national political director announced he would no longer be playing an active role in Trump's bid for the White House.

At The Daily Beast, Gideon Resnick in June reported on Murphy joining the Trump campaign.

"Murphy is a close ally of Paul Manafort, Trump's former campaign chairman, having worked together on Bob Dole's 1996 presidential campaign", Politico notes.

Mr. Murphy was described by Politico as a longtime party operative, who played a key role in setting up field programs in battleground states. "Murphy also helped to oversee floor operations at the Republican National Convention in July". His departure comes fewer than three weeks before Election Day. He has emerged as a central point person between top Trump campaign officials and the Republican National Committee.

Murphy was hired after the Trump campaign fired Rick Wiley, who had been in the post for about two months.

  • Arturo Norris