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US election 2016: Trump overhauls campaign team again.

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump has overhauled his campaign team for the second time in two months, with two new leaders.

Pollster Kellyanne Conway becomes campaign manager and Stephen Bannon of Breitbart News the CEO. Paul Manafort remains campaign chairman, but analysts say he has effectively been demoted.

Mr Trump told AP the new leaders were “terrific people… they’re champs”.

Mr Trump has seen his poll ratings slip since the party conventions last month.

He trails Democratic Party candidate Hillary Clinton both nationally and in key battleground states.

‘I don’t want to change’

The latest shake-up comes just 82 days before the election.

Mr Trump said on website: “I have known Steve and Kellyanne both for many years. They are extremely capable, highly qualified people who love to win and know how to win.”

The Associated Press news agency said the details of the new hierarchy were hammered out at a lengthy senior staff meeting at Trump Tower on Tuesday and that more senior appointments were expected in the coming days.

At a campaign rally in Ohio on Tuesday, Mrs Clinton said the changes would make little difference to the race.

“He can hire and fire anyone he wants… They can make him read new words from a teleprompter. But he is still the same man,” Mrs Clinton said.



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