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VERBATIM: Manafort defends Melania

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She knew that the people would be paying attention to her words, and the American people did focus on what her message was. You all are focusing on trying to distort that message in some respects. But again, there's a political tint to this whole issue. And certainly we've noted that the Clinton camp was the first to get it out there in trying to say that there was something untoward about the speech that Melania Trump gave.
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It's just another example as far as we're concerned that when Hilary Clinton is threatened by a female, the first thing she does is try and destroy the person. But it's politics, we recognize it and we're just gonna move on. We're focusing on the message that Melania Trump gave last night, the American people are focusing on it, we're very pleased about it.