Trump campaign undergoes major overhaul

By Jeremy Diamond CNN

(CNN) -- Donald Trump's campaign is undergoing a major staff shakeup with less than three months to Election Day, adding two officials to top posts overseeing his struggling campaign.

Trump has named Steve Bannon, a former investment banker and the executive chairman of Breitbart News, to the post of chief executive and promoted Kellyanne Conway, a senior adviser and pollster to his campaign, to the position of campaign manager, Conway confirmed to CNN early Wednesday morning.

The Wall Street Journal first reported the news of the campaign overhaul.

Paul Manafort, the Trump campaign's chairman and chief strategist, will stay on as campaign chairman, Conway said.

"I look at it as an expansion of the team. Paul remains as Chairman," Conway told CNN.

The news follows several weeks that have been dominated by negative headlines and alarming polls forecasting a disastrous outcome in November for Trump, who is trailing Clinton in nearly every key battleground state and lagging in the latest national polls.

"I want to win," Trump told the Wall Street Journal. "That's why I'm bringing on fantastic people who know how to win and love to win."

The shakeup marks the second major change in the top rungs of the billionaire's campaign.

Trump just two months ago fired his campaign manager Corey Lewandowski after weeks of internal fighting between Lewandowski and Manafort, who was initially brought on to oversee Trump's efforts to stave off the possibility of a contested convention.

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