Amid reports of infighting inside Donald Trump’s presidential campaign, the presumptive Republican nominee has cut ties with his newly-hired political director.
Rick Wiley, a former RNC official and campaign manager for Scott Walker’s presidential campaign, was hired in April. A statement at the time said Wiley would “head the campaign’s statewide field operations.”
The campaign released a statement Wednesday evening claiming his hiring was only meant to be temporary: “Rick Wiley was hired on a short-term basis as a consultant until the campaign was running full steam. It is now doing better than ever, we are leading in the polls, and we have many exciting events ready to go, far ahead of schedule, while Hillary continues her long, boring quest against Bernie. We would like to thank Rick for helping us during this transition period.”
When his hiring was announced, Wiley said: “Voters are frustrated with the political status quo in our country and are hungry for an outsider to shake up Washington. Donald Trump has energized millions of hard working people across the country with his no-nonsense straight talk and will bring his record of success to tackle the real problems that face our nation.”