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Trump Va. campaign chair Corey Stewart fired for organizing protest outside RNC

Corey Stewart, the Virginia campaign chair for Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump, has been fired after organizing a protest outside the Republican National Committee headquarters Monday, Oct. 10, 2016. (WJLA)

WASHINGTON (WJLA) - Corey Stewart, the Virginia campaign chair for Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump, has been fired after organizing a protest outside the Republican National Committee headquarters Monday.

"He is being replaced, effective immediately," Trump deputy campaign manager David Bossie said of Stewart, who is chairman of the Prince William Board of County Supervisors. "Corey made this decision when he staged a stunt in front of the RNC (without) the knowledge or approval of the Trump campaign."

The protest took place Monday after a post from Stewart on Facebook Sunday:

The protest began at 2 p.m. in Washington, D.C. and ABC7 cameras were there to capture the event:

"We have a tremendous working relationship [with] the RNC," Trump campaign manager Kellyanne Conway said. "Chairman Reince Priebus has been an engaged and incredibly supportive ally to Mr. Trump throughout the campaign."

ABC7's Jeff Goldberg reports Stewart says he is proud to have stood up against the RNC. Stewart said, "Political operatives inside the Trump campaign doing the bidding of the GOP. I remain loyal to Mr. Trump no matter what."


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