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HoganIsGOAT
04-08-2016, 09:24 AM
Donald Trump's convention manager, Republican strategist Paul Manafort, described his new role in the campaign Friday, saying it shows the billionaire's signature leadership style.

"This is an example of Donald Trump managing, and the type of leadership he will bring to the presidency in November," Manafort said in an exclusive interview with CNN's Chris Cuomo. "He also understood that winning isn't enough, that it's about how you win and how much you win."

Manafort told CNN, "I work directly for the boss," a notable departure from the usual workflow at Trump's 2016 operation, where most campaign staff answer to campaign manager Corey Lewandowski.

Manafort joins the Trump campaign as a contested Republican convention becomes more likely. Trump suffered a critical loss to Texas Sen. Ted Cruz Tuesday in the Wisconsin primary.

However, the strategist says he is confident the Cruz campaign will hit a rough patch, allowing Trump to win the 1,237 delegates needed to win the nomination outright.

"Utah and New York are two different states," he said. "By the time we get to California, the momentum is going to be clear, and Ted Cruz's path to victory will be in shambles."
Donald Trump has 746 delegates to date of the 1,237 delegates needed to win the nomination outright, meaning Trump would have to win the remaining 61% of delegates up for grabs.

Donald Trump has 746 delegates to date of the 1,237 delegates needed to win the nomination outright, meaning Trump would have to win the remaining 61% of delegates up for grabs.

Manafort is also optimistic Trump will block Cruz's chance of winning on the first ballot if the convention is contested.

"You got to understand what the game is. If the game is a second, third or fourth ballot then what he's doing is clever, but on the first ballot it is meaningless."

Manafort's experience in campaigns goes back to the 1976 contested Republican convention. Trump's hiring of Manafort fueled speculation he was replacing campaign manager Corey Lewandowski. However, Manafort insists there was no internal shakeup.

"I listen to everybody," he said. "I view my job as making sure people get to understand and meet Donald Trump."

http://www.cnn.com/2016/04/08/politics/trump-manafort-convention-manager/index.html

imajoey
04-08-2016, 09:26 AM
Fire Corey Crew

NattyCory
04-08-2016, 09:50 AM
Fire Corey Crew

He didn't do anything wrong!

Noliberals4
04-08-2016, 11:28 AM
If Trump is truly going to retool and get rid of Corey and start focusing more on policy, he'll reach 1,237 and his favorables will recover.

hublife
04-08-2016, 11:47 AM
Cruz is pretty much out of winnable states.

Hillary is the least favorite front runner for the entire thing that I've ever seen (Bill just harpooned her campaign)

Sanders has got away with duping retarded college kids into believing he can deliver on the insane promises he's made for free chit

Kasich... well he's Kasich and has won only one state and nobody other than George Soros knows why he's still in the race...

Trump just made another great hire and will have ridiculous momentum after winning the next 6 states +

i3oosted
04-08-2016, 12:02 PM
Cruz is pretty much out of winnable states.

Hillary is the least favorite front runner for the entire thing that I've ever seen (Bill just harpooned her campaign)

Sanders has got away with duping retarded college kids into believing he can deliver on the insane promises he's made for free chit

Kasich... well he's Kasich and has won only one state and nobody other than George Soros knows why he's still in the race...

Trump just made another great hire and will have ridiculous momentum after winning the next 6 states +

Cruz still has the midwest. N & S Dakota, Nebraska.

Noliberals4
04-08-2016, 12:05 PM
Cruz still has the midwest. N & S Dakota, Nebraska.
Wanna know what's funny? If they North and South Dakota held traditional primaries, they said Trump would have won.

imajoey
04-08-2016, 12:08 PM
Wanna know what's funny? If they North and South Dakota held traditional primaries, they said Trump would have won.

Just another typical voter suppression states. It sucks but Trump has to learn how to play the game...