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Trump campaign fires Virginia state chairman for organizing protest outside RNC

"Grandmothers Stand w/trump!!!"

Corey Stewart, chairman of Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump's Virginia campaign, right, gives the thumbs-up as he poses for a photo with Trump supporter Heidi Saba with her sign that reads "Grandmothers Stand w/trump!!!" outside the Republican National Committee Headquarters in Washington, Monday, Oct. 10, 2016. Stewart and Virginia Women for Trump gathered in support of Trump. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump's campaign has parted ways with its Virginia state chairman after he organized a protest outside the Republican National Committee's headquarters on Monday.

Corey Stewart, former chairman of Donald Trump's Virginia campaign, right, gives the thumbs-up as he poses for a photo with Trump supporter Heidi Saba with her sign that reads "Grandmothers Stand w/trump!!!" outside the Republican National Committee Headquarters in Washington on Monday. (AP/Carolyn Kaster)

The campaign confirmed in a statement today that Corey Stewart, the state chairman who is also running for governor, "is no longer affiliated" with the Trump campaign.

Stewart had reportedly organized a pro-Trump protest outside the RNC's Washington, D.C. headquarters today along with Virginia Women for Trump.

Supporters of Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump gather outside the RNC today. (AP/Carolyn Kaster)

At the event, Stewart accused the "RNC establishment pukes" of "averting" funds that Trump raised to other parts of the party, and of threatening him.

A number of attendees and journalists tweeted other images and videos from the event:

In the statement announcing the personnel change, Trump campaign manager Kellyanne Conway reaffirmed the campaign's "tremendous working relationship" with the RNC.

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