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U.S. ELECTION WRAP: Manafort Wins Trump Camp’s Game of Thrones

Paul Manafort, adviser to Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump, checks the teleprompters before Trump's speech on April 27, 2016, in Washington.

Paul Manafort, adviser to Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump, checks the teleprompters before Trump's speech on April 27, 2016, in Washington.

Photographer: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images

Corey Lewandowski, who’d plotted Donald Trump’s rise from a descending escalator at Trump Tower all the way to the cusp of the GOP presidential nomination, is out. In his place: Paul Manafort, who had been jostling with Lewandowski for control since being hired in March to shore up Trump’s fight for delegates.