17, in an effort to change course, the Trump team appointed Steve Bannon, the former executive chairman of the conservative Breitbart News
, to lead the campaign. Journalist Joshua Green
of Bloomberg Businessweek says the switch would prove to be a turning point.
"[Trump] was headed toward a pretty serious loss, and Bannon brought his wealth of anti-Clinton knowledge into the campaign and managed to keep Trump focused on a target," Green says.