Sunday, August 14, 2016

‘RUNNING VS. THE MEDIA’ Top Trump aide Manafort slams press coverage for missing substance

The media is heavily in the tank for Crooked Hillary. 
Its obvious partisan attacks on Trump and the non-reporting of Clinton’s pay to play Clinton Foundation scandal.  She gets no to very little scrutiny while Trump gets a daily anal exam by CBBS, NBC, ABC, and the New York Times.  This isn’t democracy.  For all intents and purposes it’s state run media doing Hillary’s bidding.  
Fox News reports Donald Trump's presidential campaign chairman on Sunday dismissed reports that Trump was floundering amid perceived off-message remarks and said the campaign is "moving to get forward and is very strong."

Paul Manafort said the national media chose to focus last week on Trump’s “aside” about Second Amendment advocates trying to stop Democratic rival Hillary Clinton’s bid White House bid, despite major news off the campaign trail, including Trump and Clinton announcing major economic plans.

“Besides running against Hillary Clinton, [Trump] is running against the media,” Manafort said on CNN's "State of the Union." “There was a debate that could have been had there. Instead, the media chose to take the Clinton campaign narrative and go on attack on Donald Trump. Trump, in the course of this week, was very substantive.”

Manafort suggested the Second Amendment comment, which some interpreted as a call to violence, deserved media attention but was overplayed compared to the coverage last week of weak economic numbers, a terrorist attack on the NATO base in Turkey and the release of emails suggesting a “pay-to-play” connection between the Clinton Foundation and the Clinton-run State Department.
“Instead, you took an aside that the Clinton narrative told you was something, Mr. Trump told you he didn't mean, and you played it out for two days,” Manafort said.

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