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Donald Trump may be done with Corey Lewandowski. But the problems surrounding his embattled presidential campaign won't be so easy to toss aside.

In an operation where Trump clearly answers to no one but himself, there's no guarantee that Lewandowski's exit can help right a campaign that has been in free fall because of an undisciplined candidate, meager fundraising and minimal infrastructure.

    The challenge facing Trump's campaign became clear late Monday when reports filed with the Federal Election Commission revealed presumptive Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton had $42 million in the bank -- compared to just $1.3 million for Trump.

    Even through the rockiest stretches of the campaign -- including accusations that Lewandowski had grabbed and bruised the arm of a female reporter at a rally -- Trump seemed to value Lewandowski's loyalty above all else. But that changed as Trump's poll numbers plunged in recent weeks, and his family forcefully stepped in to argue for a course correction.

    Over the past two days, Trump's children, his son-in-law Jared Kushner, and his campaign chairman Paul Manafort all urged him to fire Lewandowski, sources said. Ivanka Trump and Manafort threatened to bow out of the campaign if Lewandowski was allowed to remain.

    They succeeded -- but the problems facing Trump are still immense.

    With four weeks until the Republican National Convention, the real estate mogul faces the growing possibility of an embarrassing delegate revolt in Cleveland that could leave him weakened. He is struggling to win over key donors who have been mystified by the campaign's disorganization. And his effort is already being widely outmanned by Hillary Clinton's ground organization across the country as some of his advisers openly scoff at the notion that they need to build a traditional campaign.

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