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Caitlin MacNeal

Caitlin MacNeal is a News Writer based in Washington, D.C. Before joining TPM, Caitlin interned and wrote for the Huffington Post, the Sunlight Foundation and Slate. She is a graduate of Georgetown University.

Articles by Caitlin

Following news reports that Donald Trump's field director had resigned amidst changes in the staff hierarchy at the campaign, Trump lashed out at Politico and the New York Daily News during a Tuesday morning interview on "Fox and Friends."

Politico was the first to report that the campaign's field director, Stuart Jolly, resigned from the campaign after new Trump aides Paul Manafort and Rick Wiley were given a larger role. According to Politico, Trump indicated at a Saturday meeting with top staffers that Manafort and Wiley would take charge of the remaining May and June primaries.

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Donald Trump's field director, Stuart Jolly, resigned on Monday after Trump reportedly ordered a reorganization of campaign staff heading into the remaining primary contests.

"I want to express my deepest gratitude for the opportunity to serve you and your campaign over the past 7 months," Jolly wrote in his resignation letter, according to the New York Times. "The journey has been extraordinary and many experiences on this journey will never be forgotten."

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During a campaign event in Buffalo, New York, on Monday, Donald Trump referred to the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attack in New York City as "7-11."

"I was down there and I watched our police and our firemen, down on 7-11, down at the World Trade Center, right after it came down, and I saw the greatest people I’ve ever seen in action," he said.

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During an interview on NBC's "Meet the Press," moderator Chuck Todd quizzed North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory (R) on the new sweeping anti-LGBT legislation that he signed into law in late March.

Citing backlash from major corporations, Todd asked McCrory if he regreted signing the rushed legislation.

In response, McCrory blamed the city of Charlotte for "government overreach" with its ordinance providing protections from discrimination for LGBT individuals and allowing transgender people to use the bathroom that corresponds to their gender identity.

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During a campaign stop in Staten Island, New York, on Sunday, Trump explained to reporters how easily he would be able to bribe delegates if he wanted to, according to the New York Times.

"Look, nobody has better toys than I do," he told reporters, according to the New York Times. "I can put them in the best planes and bring them to the best resorts anywhere in the world."

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Following complaints from Donald Trump that Louisiana delegates formerly bound to Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) might back Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) at the Republican National Convention in July, four of the five delegates that had been bound to Rubio have signed an open letter clarifying that they have not yet committed to a new candidate, according to The Hill.

"I’m reading all over social media and the press that we’re going one way as a group, but that’s just not accurate," Luke Letlow, a Rubio delegate, told The Hill. "It’s left us to get the message out that we haven’t chosen a side and that we remain uncommitted."

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Sen. Bernie Sanders' (I-VT) campaign on Thursday night suspended Simone Zimmerman, the campaign's new national Jewish outreach coordinator over comments she made about Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Facebook, the New York Times reported.

"She has been suspended while we investigate the matter," Sanders spokesman Michael Briggs wrote in an email to the Times.

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In a Friday morning memo, the Republican National Committee reminded the presidential candidates that the rules for the presidential primary and delegate selection were set in October.

The memo does not mention Donald Trump by name, but it appears to be aimed at the candidate's relentless complaints about the way Colorado delegates were allocated during the state's convention earlier in April. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) secured all of the delegates up for grabs in the state.

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