Kalanick steps down from President Trump’s economic advisory group after criticism from his staff and the public. Kalanick:
Joining the group was not meant to be an endorsement of the President or his agenda but unfortunately it has been misinterpreted to be exactly that. Earlier today I spoke briefly with the president about the immigration executive order and its issues for our community. The implicit assumption that Uber (or I) was somehow endorsing the Administration’s agenda has created a perception-reality gap between who people think we are, and who we actually are.
Manafort resigns as Trump’s campaign chairman, two months after taking the helm. Trump confirms his departure in a statement.
This morning Paul Manafort offered, and I accepted, his resignation from the campaign. I am very appreciative for his great work in helping to get us where we are today, and in particular his work guiding us through the delegate and convention process.
Stone, an advisor to Trump’s campaign, says he has resigned. However, Trump says he fired him. Stone:
I’m going to kick my 2016 campaign into higher gear, cleaning house, no more “publicity seekers”
Excerpt from Stone’s resignation letter:
Restoring national pride and bringing jobs back to America – your initial and still underlying message – is a solid conservative message. In fact, it catapulted you instantly into a commanding lead in the race. Unfortunately, the current controversies involving personalities and provocative media fights have reached such a high volume that it has distracted attention from your platform and overwhelmed your core message. With this current direction of the candidacy, I no longer can remain involved in your campaign.