Paul Manafort, the convention manager/delegate strategist Donald Trump brought on a few days ago, accused the Ted Cruz campaign of engaging in “Gestapo tactics” to win delegates on Meet the Press this morning.
Chuck Todd ran the video of Trump friend Roger Stone talking about sharing the hotel rooms of delegates engaged in some supposed “steal” of the nomination. Stone and Manafort are longtime allies and former business partners, and Todd asked him about whether “threatening” delegates like that is appropriate.
Manafort deflected the Stone issue and said threatening is not Trump’s style, but went on to say, “It is Ted Cruz’s style.”
Todd asked if he thinks Cruz is threatening delegates. Manafort said, “Well, he’s threatening––you go to these county conventions and you see the Gestapo tactics…”
Todd said “that’s a strong word,” while Manafort insisted Team Cruz is “not playing by the rules.”
Watch above, via NBC.
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