The Daily Beast’s Jackie Kucinich: Trump’s Campaign Chairman Paul Manafort Has Worked For “A Litany Of Dictators And Terrible Human Beings”

Kucinich: “It’s Hard To Think That Manafort Is Terribly Worried About His Reputation Given Who He’s Worked For In The Past”

From the August 15 edition of CNN's New Day:

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JACKIE KUCINICH: It's hard to think that Manafort is terribly worried about his reputation given who he's worked for in the past. I mean, it's a litany of dictators and terrible human beings. So, it's not really -- I'm surprised he's so concerned about that. That said, you know what this does, this muddies the water. They've made a lot of accusations against the Clintons and the Clinton Foundation and some of the people they've dealt with. And I think that, at its core, this goes to that argument. And, you know, look at your campaign chair. Look who he's dealt with. Look what he's done. And I think it really does undermine that attack by the Trump campaign. 

ERROL LOUIS:  Also, I mean, I want to go back and parse that statement from Paul Manafort. I just heard it for the first time. But, I mean, if I understand the article correctly, I don't think it was the governments that were funneling him the money. I think the accusation was that the parties that supported those who were in charge of those governments were funneling the money. We also know, and this I think is probably provable, that he was involved in some cash flow, some cash transactions to try and set up businesses using some of the assets, or buying and then exploiting some of the assets of the same region. He's got a lot of explaining to do. 

ALISYN CAMEROTA (CO-HOST): Why do voters care about this? 

​CHRIS CUOMO (CO-HOST): You could be right in that they don't. He's not running for office. The concern is that Trump decided to bring a guy in who's represented bad people in the past. You know, he has a loose nickname of being the master of the dark arts when it comes to politics. 


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