Former MSNBC host Keith Olbermann quickly trumped a spokesperson for Donald Trump during a Twitter exchange concerning morale among the Republican presidential candidate’s staffers.
The online skirmish began when CNBC’s John Harwood reported comments from a source he identified as a “longtime ally” of Trump’s campaign manager, Paul Manafort.
“Manafort not challenging Trump anymore,” Harwood wrote, as seen below. “Mailing it in. Staff suicidal.”
longtime ally of Paul Manafort, Trump's campaign manager: "Manafort not challenging Trump anymore. Mailing it in. Staff suicidal."# p #4_15 # ad skipped = true #
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That prompted Trump spokesperson Jason Miller to fire back by linking to a conservative website describing Harwood as “unabashedly liberal and very biased against conservatives.”
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Olbermann immediately responded by telling Miller, “Congrats on confirming [Harwood’s] story. Spokesmoron.”
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For his part, Harwood stayed above the fray, linking to Miller’s response but also highlighting an NBC News tweet corroborating his initial report and quoting a source within the campaign as saying the situation was “way worse than people realize,” as well as one from CNN saying staffers “feel like they are wasting their time.”