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.
However, that strategy has been less effective in the General Election.
Manafort also said Sunday that the campaign is getting much better press from the local media in battleground states like Pennsylvania and Ohio and pointed to recent fundraising and campaign numbers to bolster his case about Trump’s continuing success in the race.
We have been in the battleground states every day this month, including Pennsylvania, Ohio and Florida multiple times.