Donald Trump's newly minted campaign manager vowed Sunday that ousted Fox News executive Roger Ailes has no "formal or informal" role in the campaign.

Ailes "absolutely has no formal or informal role with the campaign," Kellyanne Conway said in an interview on CNN. "Roger Ailes is a genius when it comes to television, when it comes to communicating with people. But so is Donald Trump."

Nevertheless, while saying Ailes doesn't have a role with the campaign, Conway noted, "Mr. Trump speaks to many different people."

Conway said Trump's week, the first since he changed his campaign leadership, was a good one. "I think what you saw this week is Donald Trump, the communicator, the connective tissues between him and people, taking his case right to the people and it is working," she said.

Her comments seemingly contradict of a New York Times report alleging that Ailes has been advising Trump on the presidential debates.

"Mr. Ailes is aiding the Republican nominee as Mr. Trump turns his attention to the first debate with Hillary Clinton," the report claimed, adding that, "Ailes's role could extend beyond the debates, which Mr. Trump's advisers see as crucial to vaulting him back into strong contention for the presidency after self-inflicted wounds that have eroded his standing in public opinion polls."

Any Ailes relationship with the campaign could be politically toxic. He resigned from Fox News in July following claims that he sexually harassed nearly 60 women during his tenure at the cable news company. The allegations came after former Fox host Gretchen Carlson filed a sexual harassment and retaliation lawsuit against Ailes.