Donald Trump took to Fox and Friends Tuesday morning to respond to a story in Politico this morning, saying Trump orders new campaign hierarchy, spending plan.
Politico reported that Trump "told senior staffers at a Saturday meeting that he wants his recent hires Paul Manafort and Rick Wiley to take the reins in upcoming states, giving them a $20-million budget for key contests in May and June, according to three sources with knowledge of the meeting."
Trump responded saying that he attended no meeting Saturday: "These guys write stories, not necessarily a bad story, they write stories, they have no facts, they don't even call."
"The media is so dishonest, I was not at a meeting. Now with that being said, I brought in Paul Manafort who is a total professional."
STEVE DOOCY: There's a story in Politico that says on Saturday you had a meeting at Trump tower, your headquarters. And essentially what you said, you want Paul Manafort your convention manager, and Rick Wiley who ran Scott Walker's operation in Wisconsin to essentially run your campaign for the next couple of months so you win the big contest. Is that accurate? It also said you were going to spend $20 million of your own money so you can win the contested convention.
DONALD TRUMP: I must tell you, between the New York Daily News and Politico, two failing papers that I hear are going out of business. I hear the Daily News is shutting down.
And Politico covers me so inaccurately. They write stories -- they don't even call. With all of that being said.
I was not at a meeting. I heard about a meeting that I attended, and I was not even at a meeting, nobody called me from Politico. These guys write stories, not necessarily a bad story, they write stories, they have no facts, they don't even call, I hear they're going out of business.
The Daily News is out of business, they print headlines but nobody reads. Nobody is buying the paper.
The media is so dishonest, I was not at a meeting. Now with that being said, I brought in Paul Manafort who is a total professional --win tremendous amounts of races. Corey has done a fantastic job, everybody seems to be getting along well.