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Trump Policy Staffers Resigned En Masse After He Never Bothered Paying Them

Donald-Trump-2-e1466597087771The majority of Donald Trump‘s Washington D.C. policy staff quit en masse in August after he never followed through on his promise to pay them.

So reports The Washington Post‘s Josh Rogin Thursday. “Since April, advisers never named in campaign press releases have been working in an Alexandria-based office, writing policy memos, organizing briefings, managing surrogates and placing op-eds,” Rogin writes. “They put in long hours before and during the Republican National Convention to help the campaign look like a professional operation.”

The former Trump staffers cannot speak on the record given the famously stringent contracts the campaign makes staffers and volunteers sign. But three tell The Post on background that despite being promised pay when Corey Lewandowski was campaign manager, they were told they were only volunteers when Paul Manafort took over the job.

“There were some people who were treating it as a full-time job,” one of the policy staffers said. “I suspect that those people were quite astonished when the pay didn’t come through.”

The Trump campaign maintains that they never promised to pay anyone anything. “No such oral agreements were made,” campaign spokesman Jason Miller told The Post.

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