12:29 Aug. 20, 2016
'Trump still has to answer serious questions given his propensity to parrot Putin's talking points', Clinton's campaign manager said
The Hillary Clinton campaign on Friday brushed off the resignation of a top strategist to Donald Trump, contending that the move would not extinguish the "bromance" the billionaire allegedly has with Russian President Vladimir Putin.
'Paul Manafort's resignation is a clear admission that the disturbing connections between Donald Trump's team and pro-Kremlin elements in Russia and Ukraine are untenable,' Robby Mook, the Democratic presidential nominee's campaign manager, said in a statement, Business Insider reports.
Manafort, who was the chairman and chief strategist for the Republican presidential nominee's campaign, had been criticized for his close ties to the Russian government and ousted Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych.
'But this is not the end of the story. It's just the beginning. You can get rid of Manafort, but that doesn't end the odd bromance Trump has with Putin', Mook added.