Below is a Transcript of an audio recording obtained by the Associated Press detailing a conversation between newly hired Trump aide Paul Manafort and the Republican National Committee.
Who is Paul Manafort?
Manafort has made a decades-long career drifting between GOP presidential politics and lucrative lobbying and consulting work. The firm he helped found developed a niche representing a roster of controversial international clients that has been described as “the torturers’ lobby.” Clients included Filipino dictator Ferdinand Marcos, Zaire’s Mobutu Sese Seko, Angolan guerrilla Jonas Savimbi, a group accused of being a front for Pakistani intelligence, and — most recently — ousted Ukrainian Prime Minister Viktor Yanukovych. In fact, the last time Manafort was intricately involved in a presidential campaign was Bob Dole’s unsuccessful 1996 bid, and he has been largely absent from GOP politics and Washington for years.
In the closed door meeting Manafort admits everything that those opposed to Trump have been saying for months. I wonder if it will even matter.
“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.
“You’ll start to see more depth of the person, the real person. You’ll see a real different guy,” he said.
“He gets it,” Manafort said. “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.”
Isn’t it interesting that the “first phase” is completed and we get to see the “real man” just two weeks after hiring professional “kingmaker” Paul Manafort. If this was the plan all along why defend Lewandowski, then demote him and hire Manafort?
Folks, there is a grand ole con being perpetrated on the United States of America.
Word of Manafort’s secret RNC meeting was released on the same day that Donald Trump admitted that his position on the North Carolina Transgender Bathroom Bill was decidedly Liberal.
He is indeed in agreement that Transvestites should be allowed in public restrooms with our daughters but as a Father you are not allowed to go into the Ladies room with them to make sure they are safe.
Trump further announced this week that there would be a series of “Policy” Speeches forthcoming, yet no more debates. It has been more than 40 days since the last Republican Debate yet less than a week since the last Democratic Debate.
Clearly the role that Trump has been playing has not yet extended to the that of a student-of-the-game. He doesn’t know what he doesn’t know, and thus-far hasn’t cared to find out.
It is strange that since the hiring of Manafort- Trump has disappeared from the “Sunday Shows” where he gets annihilated with simple policy questions, has held private meetings to convince the RNC that he was “projecting an image” with the tough-guy routine, has announced a series of policy speeches in lieu of debate- all the while further exposing his Liberal heart.
He has openly admitted that he has been lying to us all along and his supporters still don’t care.
It has been said that “only Trump can destroy Trump”, and “the media didn’t make Trump, therefore they can’t destroy Trump” and I agree with both positions in part, however, it finally hit me like a ton of bricks what actually makes Trump, Trump.
Trump is Trump because every single person who supports Trump has projected their own positions on to him. Time after time the real Donald Trump has stumbled, exposed himself as a fraud, lied outright and behaved badly only to come out stronger than before.
If you want Trump to be kind, you make excuses for his brashness to make him seem caring.
If you want him to be strong and powerful you ignore his shaky positions.
If you want a leader who is hyper-intelligent you excuse the moments of ignorance.
If you want a leader who is simple and understands the blue collar man you ignore the silver-spoon upbringing.
If you want a wealthy, take-no-prisoners, fiscal juggernaut you ignore the business failures, frauds and bankruptcies.
If you want a man who is brave enough to “tell-it-like-it is” you make excuses for, or flat-out ignore, the lies, the waffling, and the lack of conviction.
So you see , it isn’t really Trump that can destroy Trump, he has certainly tried, it is you – the Trump supporter. You have made Trump what he is. Donald J. Trump is a weak , sociopathic , narcissist in whom is no greatness, only the need to be liked and wanted. The vastness of his prowess as a leader is in your mind and to break him down him is to have a break-down yourself. Thus, when defending him, you are defending yourself.
Every open letter, every commentary from former Trump insiders, every statistical extrapolation of Trump’s claims that I have ever read are proving to be true. He’s playing us. He is a Liberal Democrat pulling the wool over America’s eyes.
“President Trump” is a phony, a fake, a completely fabricated role being acted out on a public stage in the most important election cycle in our Nations history and those incited by disappointment and rage at the fecklessness of the GOP can’t clear their heads long enough to see it for what it is.
Trumps cult of personality has morphed into a illogical, non-persuadable cult.
As the you go about your day defending Trump and his murky Obama-like policies ask yourself this:
Would you shoot cyanide -laced koolaid into the mouths of your infant children and yourself then lie down and die with scores of other “true believers”?
That’s how it ended at Jonestown.