Trump Campaign: Our Opponents Are 'Embarrassing' Themselves

The Trump campaign seems to still have some feelings hurt that prominent Republicans have snubbed their convention.

In a Monday appearance on MSNBC's Morning Joe, co-host Mika Brzezinski told Paul Manafort, Trump's campaign manager, that she thought that the convention schedule suggests "that they couldn’t get anybody to speak."

"Actually, wrong, wrong, wrong," Manafort responded.

When pressed by Brzezinski, Manafort responded that the majority of prominent Republicans are in fact attending the convention, "except for one or two."

Brzezinski pointed out that Ohio Gov. John Kasich (R) is skipping the convention, prompting Manafort to repeat his "except for one or two" spin.

"He's making a big mistake," Manafort said. "He's hurting his state and embarrassing his state, frankly. But most of the Republicans who aren't coming are people who have been part of the past. And people who are part of the future of the Republican Party are, frankly, going to be here participating in the program."

Manafort stated the same message to reporters at a breakfast on Monday morning.

"He’s embarrassing his party in Ohio," Manafort declared. "Negotiations broke down because [Kasich's campaign manager] John Weaver thinks that John Kasich will have a better chance to be president by not supporting Donald Trump."

Weaver fired back at Manafort in an email to The New York Times, writing: "Manafort’s problem, after all those years on the lam with thugs and autocrats, is that he can’t recognize principle and integrity. I do congratulate him though on a great pivot at the start of the convention after such a successful vice-presidential launch. He has brought great professionalism, direct from Kiev, to Trump world."

Ivanka Trump, Trump's daughter, more or less said the same thing, albeit in a more gentle, polite way in an interview on ABC's Good Morning America that will be shown on Tuesday.

"My father is an outsider, and we went through a very tough primary," Ivanka responded when asked about Kasich's snub. "And he emerged from that the winner, but there were certainly ruffled feathers along the way."

When pressed on if there are any hurt feelings about George W. Bush, Mitt Romney and Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) skipping the convention, Ivanka simply said, "No."

"That’s their choice if they don’t want to be part of the narrative, if they don’t want to be part of the future," Ivanka said. "But this really is about a forward-looking moment."

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