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Trump, Top Strategist Split After Megyn Kelly Remarks

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    Donald Trump speaking at the Republican presidential debate at the Quicken Loans Arena on Thursday, Aug. 6, 2015, in Cleveland.

    Donald Trump's competitors on Saturday seized upon an inflammatory remark the Republican presidential hopeful made about Fox News anchor Megyn Kelly, while internally, his campaign appeared to be in disarray.

    Backlash over the comments have also apparently cost Trump his top political operative, Roger Stone, according to Stone.

    It was unclear whether Trump fired Stone or if Stone resigned; the campaign said in a statement that the veteran strategist was fired after he "wanted to use the campaign for his own personal publicity."

    But Stone passed along an email to NBC News which purportedly showed him submitting a letter of resignation.

    "With this current direction of the candidacy, I no longer can remain involved in your campaign," it said.