From: newsmax.com, by Cathy Burke, on Apr 21, 2016, see the article HERE.
Paul Manafort at GOP Meeting: Trump Is Not Running Against You
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: therightscoop.com:
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.