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Donald Trump Says He Fired Campaign Strategist — but That Might Not Be the Whole Story

"I categorically deny I was fired ..."

Image source: AP

Apparently tension had been brewing between Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump and his longtime campaign strategist for some time — and then after Thursday's GOP debate, things reportedly boiled over and now Roger Stone is gone.

Image source: AP Image source: AP

The question is: Who cut the ties?

Washington Post national political reporter Robert Costa broke the news Saturday via Twitter that Stone got the "you're fired" treatment from Trump:

Trump said Stone might offer a different version of events:

Indeed Stone did have a different take, telling Costa he "fired Trump."

"Unfortunately, the current controversies involving personalities and provocative media fights have reached such a high volume that it has distracted attention from your platform and overwhelmed your core message ..." Stone's resignation letter obtained by MSNBC read. "... With this current direction of the candidacy, I no longer can remain involved in your campaign.”

Costa noted that Trump and Stone had been at odds for a while, and then after things "flared" following the debate, their relationship ended the next day.

While Trump has been tearing into Fox News host Megyn Kelly since the debate, Stone took part in a Twitter war with the network's very own Geraldo Rivera a few days ago.

Costa also said Trump won't apologize for his Kelly comments, insisted he wouldn't leave the race and that Fox News needs him:

(H/T: The Hollywood Reporter)

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