Manafort: Is Donald Trump Running Against The Republican National Committee? No

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In an address to about 100 RNC members at a closed-door meeting in Florida Thursday, Donald Trump's delegate manager Paul Manafort said that voters are soon going to "start to see more depth" from the GOP frontrunner.

"When he's sitting in a room, he's talking business, he's talking politics in a private room, it's a different persona," Manafort said, according to NBC News. "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."

"That's what is important for you to understand: That he gets it, and that the part he's been playing is evolving," Manafort said. "The nagatives [for Trump] are going to come down, but Clinton is still going to be coorked Hillary."

"Is Donald Trump running against the Republican National Committee," Manafort asked the assembled leaders of the party. "The answer is he is not."

"[Trump] 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 stablishment institutions that are part of our party, what you represent, what the state parties represent... We've started all those conversations," Manafort added.

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