Paul Manafort to the RNC: Trump Was Lying Before, He Really Loves You Guys

From:,  by Cathy Burke,  on Apr 21, 2016,  see the article HERE.

Paul Manafort at GOP Meeting: Trump Is Not Running Against You


Paul Manafort and Donald Trump

Donald Trump is reportedly going to tone down the bluster and build a relationship with the GOP political establishment he’s bashed throughout his unorthodox campaign.

The GOP presidential front-runner’s new campaign chief, Paul Manafort, in an address to about 100 Republican National Committee members at a closed-door meeting in Hollywood, Fla., Thursday, suggested Trump’s style amounted to an act, the New York Times reports.

“That’s what’s important for you to understand: That he gets it, and that the part he’s been playing is evolving,” Manafort said, the Times reports. “The negatives are going to come down, the image is going to change, but Clinton is still going to be crooked Hillary.”

“You’ll start to see more depth to the person, the real person,” Manafort added of Trump’s appearances in “formal settings.”

The Times said it was given a tape of the speech by a person attending the meeting.

Manafort also offered an olive branch to the GOP establishment the real estate billionaire has spent much of his campaign bashing.

“Is Donald Trump running against the Republican National Committee?” Manafort asked, referring specifically to the candidate’s repeated charge of a “rigged” nominating process.

“The answer is he is not.”

Instead, Manafort said Trump wants to coordinate his campaign with the “establishment” GOP.

“He gave us the mandate to bring together a team of professionals that could finish the job for him, but could also then begin to link in with the establishment institutions that are part of our party, what you represent, what the state parties represent,” Manafort said. “We’ve started all those conversations…. He cares about the united team.”

Manafort also said agreed with Texas Sen. Ted Cruz, who warned this week that a contested GOP convention in July might leave the party fractured.

“I don’t want a fractured convention, we want this thing to bed early,” Manafort said. “We don’t want to be in Cleveland fighting for a nomination that’s already been decided.”


This additional reporting on the meeting from:

Donald Trump’s chief lieutenants told skeptical Republican leaders Thursday the GOP front-runner has been “projecting an image” so far in the 2016 primary season and “the part that he’s been playing is now evolving” in a way that will improve his standing among general election voters.

The message, delivered behind closed doors in a private briefing, is part of the campaign’s intensifying effort to convince party leaders Trump will moderate his tone in the coming months to help deliver big electoral gains this fall despite his contentious ways.

Trump’s newly hired senior aide, Paul Manafort, made the case to Republican National Committee members that Trump has two personalities: one in private and one onstage.

“When he’s out on the stage, when he’s talking about the kinds of things he’s talking about on the stump, he’s projecting an image that’s for that purpose,” Manafort said in a private briefing.

The Associated Press obtained a recording of the closed-door exchange.

“He gets it,” Manafort said of Trump’s need to moderate his personality. “The part that he’s been playing is evolving into the part that now you’ve been expecting, but he wasn’t ready for, because he had first to complete the first phase. The negatives will come down. The image is going to change.”

And the truth comes out. Trumpertantrum is no more authentic than a fake $20 bill, taking people for a ride as Levin said earlier.

This is what happens when all you want to do is win. Trump has no core principles so he says anything he wants in order to win, which is why he’s now a raving leftist on the issue of transgenders using the bathroom of their choice.


I wish I could say that the RNC is smart enough to see through this bullshit, but their past history proves they’re not. Oh sure, they’ll listen to Mr. Manafort; they’ll give him the courtesy of hearing what he has to say. But if anyone can be bought, it’s the RNC.

After listening to Mr. Manafort’s presentation, I predict that they’ll have a change of heart. They’ll say, “Perhaps we were mistaken. Mr. Trump was only peddling that snake-oil to win over an army of faithful sycophants who’ll believe whatever he says. We understand that he never meant anything by those 366 insulting and demeaning things that he said about us (the RNC). And we’ll accept your explanation that he’s not really a rude and uncouth, boisterous braggart as he was portraying. We knew that he was playing a part – just doing it to sucker his faithful into voting for him – we knew all along that he must be bullshitting.” 

“So, yes, we’ll gladly accept Mr. Trump’s ‘peace offering.’ Thank him for the Trump Steaks, Trump Vodka, the Palm Beach condos, the Porsche 911’s, and the $100,000 no interest loans (flexible payback). That was very generous. And we’ll work out the scheduling for our nights in the Lincoln Bedroom, flights on Air Force One and the weekend getaways at Mar a Lago during the new Miss Teen USA pageant.

“Please relay our thanks and appreciation to Mr. Trump for his presidential demeanor and assure him that we’re on his side (even though we still have to feign objectivity).”

It would surprise me if the meeting with Paul Manafort didn’t go something like that.






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5 replies

  1. So, if he was just playing a part then all that tough talk to his new adoring fans was fake. The people liked Trump because he was the opposite of the establishment and if he’s going to make nice-nice with the RNC, which is basically the establishment, that mean he’s been lying all this time. He either lied for months to the people, or he’s lying now to the RNC. He can’t have it both ways, or perhaps he thinks he’s brilliant enough to bring the two together.

    Trump is indicating that if elected he will play ball with them, where Cruz has maintained the opposite, so I’d bet the RNC laps it up.


    • This is the core problem in backing “converted to conservatism” candidates. It really is all for show, with no foundational principles. Last time around we were meant to believe Romney, a Massachusetts governor, was suddenly the second coming of Reagan. Now Trump, though he is consistent in things he has said for decades, has never deviated from his “New York values” flavor of liberalism.

      Perhaps “Trumpanzees” is apt, because I could only imagine Trump supporters feeling like chumps after reading Manafort’s comments. Of course, they will explain it away, somehow.


      • It was obvious to us that Trump wasn’t conservative and had no “foundational principles” except for the enhancement of the Trump brand. He’s been acting a part, selling a product, and a sizable portion of Republicans bought it. Now that he’s “closed the sale,” he’ll move on to his next prospect (the RNC) and see if he can convince them to sign up for that timeshare or that vacuum cleaner. The Trumpanzees will NEVER admit aloud or to any of us that they made a mistake. Let’s start watching for the excuses that they’ll construct to absolve them from the stain of a bad decision. Great comment, Level One.

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      • Exactly, and what happened when they gave us Romney, the pseudo conservative? We lost, as we’re all painfully aware.

        Assuming the RNC cozies up to Trump, the Trumpanzees will explain it away by claiming he is shrewd in the way he’s playing this game, but they’ll never admit they’ve been played.


    • Say it ain’t so!!! A fake? A politician (regardless of what he says) lying to adoring followers? Who knew?

      WE knew. We spotted a lying sack o’ sh*t and it wasn’t hard. Manafort calls it, “projecting an image that’s for that purpose,” in other words, he’s playing a role, playing a part, he’s saying things that are designed to convince his audience that he is “the one that they’ve been waiting for.” Where have I heard that before? And (unfortunately) he’s been successful. He’s fooled a significant part of the country’s Republican “conservatives” that HE is their only hope. I can see him winning an Oscar, or maybe an Emmy, he HAS taken in a bunch of people who believe that he is real, but presidential he ain’t.

      I wish I could disagree with your statement about the RNC lapping it up Kathy, but alas, I can’t.

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