Trump, national political director Rick Wiley go separate ways

Ricky Wiley (left) has parted ways with the Trump campaign.

Ricky Wiley (left) has parted ways with the Trump campaign.  (Reuters )

Donald Trump's presidential campaign announced Wednesday night that it had parted ways with its national political director Rick Wiley just a few months after he was hired.

Trump's campaign said in a statement that Wiley's position was not a permanent one, and thanked him for his service.

"Rick Wiley was hired on a short-term basis as a consultant until the campaign was running full steam. It is now doing better than ever, we are leading in the polls, and we have many exciting events ready to go, far ahead of schedule, while Hillary continues her long, boring quest against Bernie," the statement said. "We would like to thank Rick for helping us during this transition period."

The campaign did not indicate the terms of Wiley's departure, but sources told Politico that Wiley was not responsive to campaign manager Corey Lewandowski and clashed with other Trump campaign officials.

Wiley, who joined the Trump team after previously working for the Republican National Committee, previously told the Associated Press he was "working with the RNC, putting together a state-of-the-art program" with multiple data firms to maintain contact information collected when voters register for tickets to Trump's rallies.

Wiley predicted Trump's campaign would be able to match what "Obama was able to do in 2008."

The Associated Press contributed to this report.