Fox News host: Since Trump was not a traditional politician, he should get a pass on hiring Paul Manafort

Faulkner: “It's tough” to expect the campaign manager to be vetted because Donald Trump “was non-traditionally politician”

From the July 31 edition of Fox News' Outnumbered:

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JESSICA TARLOV (CO-HOST): Paul Manafort has had unsavory dealings for many decades -- certainly flies in the face of the president's claim that he only hires the best people, even for a few days or a couple of months here in this case. 

MELISSA FRANCIS (CO-HOST): How would you know that beyond Washington? 

TARLOV: You can Google it. I mean Paul Manafort -- if you're doing any normal background check and you Google Paul Manafort, a lot of things come up about his dealings in that part of the world, this was something I would say the most obvious mistake, hiring mistake, that they made. 


HARRIS FAULKNER (CO-HOST): But I think the point I hear you making and I've heard others make, and it's an interesting point, is that in the throes of a campaign, is this what happens when everybody doesn't get that vetting? And it's tough because you had someone who was non-traditionally politician, right? And that's what people love about Donald Trump and loved about him as the candidate. So I don't think we should be too shocked with regard to the vetting that didn't happen and a lot of what's out there about Paul Manafort was not clandestine. But it is part of that process. 

LAWRENCE JONES (CAMPUS REFORM): It didn't take much vetting to know that Paul Manafort was shady. 

FAULKNER: But then you'd have to vet and know that there would be adjudication -- you'd have -- it was more than just that. 


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