Donald Trump's new Convention Manager, Paul Manafort was caught on audio discussing the "role" Trump was only playing for the rubes of the GOP during a closed door meeting with the RNC.
MANAFORT: The part he’s been playing is evolving into the part of that you’ve been expecting but he wasn't ready for it because he had the first phase. You’ll start to see more depth to the person, the real person. You’ll see him in a different way.
Manafort is trying to sell the idea that Trump is only acting like a bombast fool in his campaign rallies for effect only because the "real Donald Trump" is so much different.
He joined Chris Wallace on Fox News Sunday this morning and Wallace immediately was not buying this "new" take on Trump.
Wallace said, "Playing a part, see the real person. Trump has been campaigning for ten months now and we haven't seen the real man?
When Manafort tried to rope -a-dope around his response to the RNC, Chris Wallace called him out by saying, "Forgive me, it does seem a little bit like spin because -- I mean, the words, the part that he has been playing.."
Manafort tried to explain that he was taken out of context from the audio and then made the distinction of Trump talking in rallies and in other "settings."
Wallace did not back down, "That's not what you said."
Donald Trump has been acting and speaking exactly the same way during his boisterous rallies as he does in interviews on the Sunday morning political talk shows and on Fox & Friends. The real act is Trump trying to "be" presidential.
This is a calculated approach Manafort is taking with the party leaders to try and reassure them that Trump can be the elder statesman when called on to do so. The only people that are buying that trash are pundits like Mark Halperin, who is the Apologist in Chief, for the GOP.