Trump Convention Manager: Presidency Is ‘Ultimate Reality Show’ [VIDEO]

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Donald Trump’s convention manager Paul Manafort says that the presidency is the “ultimate reality show.”

In an interview with Chris Matthews on MSNBC’s “Hardball” on Tuesday, Matthews asked Manafort what a Trump Republican convention would look like.

Manafort replied, “I think you can have a very positive, exciting [convention].”

Manafort argued that Trump, who starred on 14 seasons of NBC’s “The Apprentice” “understands media. He’s a television star. And he’s connected with America.”


Donald Trump, Screen Shot 'The Apprentice' YouTube

Donald Trump, Screen Shot ‘The Apprentice’ YouTube

Matthews followed up, “Are you going to have, like, features on Monday and Tuesday night, like — sort of like ‘Apprentice’ shows. … How are you going to use television Monday through Thursday? … How do you guys come up with a compelling television show for four nights?”

Manafort said that he was “going to Cleveland on Thursday and Friday. We’re sitting down with the RNC leadership running the convention and we’re going to begin talks — to start talking about that. We have some ideas, but we want to listen to the RNC.”

Later, Matthews asked if it would be “A reality show of some kind?”

Manafort replied, “This is the ultimate reality show. It’s the presidency of the United States. And so it will be a program where we will be talking to America about not just Donald Trump but the Republican Party. And we’ll put it in ways that we hope will be entertaining, but more important, informative.”

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