Bloomberg Businessweek writer Joshua Green’s new book about Donald Trump’s campaign for president, “Devil’s Bargain: Steve Bannon, Donald Trump, and the Storming of the Presidency,” reveals one account of key details of then-candidate Donald Trump’s fallout with his ex-campaign chairman Paul Manafort.
According to a Monday Daily Mail report, the argument started over this New York Times article from August 2016 about turmoil inside the campaign. The piece said that one reason Trump’s advisers did cable news interviews was because of Trump’s propensity to watch them.
Apparently they saw it as a way to get Trump’s attention instead of doing what normal people do – going up and talking to him face to face.
From the book:
Trump shouted at Manafort: ‘How can anybody allow an article that says your campaign is all f***ed up?
‘You think you’ve gotta go on TV to talk to me? You treat me like a baby!
‘Am I like a baby to you? I sit there like a little baby and watch TV and you talk to me? Am I a f***ing baby, Paul?’
The room ‘fell silent.’
Not long after, Manafort stepped down as campaign chairman. The book also details interactions between Manafort and Jared Kushner when Trump’s son-in-law asked him to step down after news that he had been “paid $12.7 million from a pro Russian party from Ukraine.”
Manafort didn’t want to because he would look “guilty,” but he was forced out anyway.
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