Manafort: Only Group In Need Of Intervention Are Media Types Who Keep Saying Untrue Things


Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort tells FOX News Channel that the report the campaign is in disarray is "another Clinton narrative that's been put out there and the media is picking up on."

"The Clinton machine may not like it, but we are prepared for the fight," Manafort stated.

"This is the first I’m hearing of that," Manafort said of a reported 'intervention' for the campaign. "First of all, the candidate, watch him this afternoon. He is going to be talking about the same situation you asked me, this 400 million dollar Iran secret payment. He’s going to be talking about Hillary Clinton’s failed leadership as secretary of state. He’s going to be talking about her arrogance on what she thinks she should share with the American people as far as the Clinton Foundation and some of the conflicts she had as secretary of state. The campaign is focused and the campaign is moving forward in a positive way. The only need we have for an intervention is maybe with some media types who keep saying things that aren’t true."

Manafort on reports that the campaign is in "turmoil" and he has lost control of Trump:

MANAFORT: First of all, the candidate is in control of his campaign. That’s number one. I’m in control of doing the things that he wants me to do in the campaign. The turmoil - this is another Clinton narrative that’s been put out there and that the media is picking up on. In the last week we’ve just announced our 50 state chairmen in the states, we’ve announced the record amount of money we raised in July. Mr. Trump has appeared this week in front of crowds that are overflowing onto the streets. The campaign is in very good shape. We are organized. We are moving forward. The Clinton machine may not like it, but we are prepared for the fight.

Manafort talks about the most recent RealClearPolitics average:

MANAFORT: This is a very volatile race. It’s a race about change versus the establishment. The national polls aren’t important at this time. What’s important now as we move into the general are the state battleground polls. And there we are even on the polls or 1 or 2 points up or 1 or 2 points behind. We are now engaged. The campaign is on. We like the fact that its change vs establishment. Hillary Clinton can’t be change. She is the establishment.

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