Team Trump arrives in Cleveland for RNC planning

Posted at 8:29 PM, May 13, 2016
and last updated 2016-05-15 14:50:36-04

In the hours following Donald Trump's ascension to presumptive nominee his team reached out to the Republican National Convention Committee on Arrangements to set up a meeting to go over convention plans. Friday Trump's team led by Convention Manager Paul Manafort arrived at the COA headquarters to begin the process.

"I'm sure [Convention CEO] Jeff [Larson] is happy that he's got somebody to deal with now," said Manafort. "We want to make sure that all of the details are organized so that we can meld very comfortably with the RNC and have a very good convention."

Up until this time the Committee on Arrangements has had to make decisions in the absence of a nominee so Spokesperson David O'Neill said it's good to hand the plans over to a campaign.

"We don't have that much time between now and the convention so it is important for us to get them in here to show them what's going on then we can really start working together," said O'Neil.

Manafort stopped short of Tuesday's statements that the convention would be the ultimate reality show. 

"We envision a convention that will allow the American people to see Mr. Trump as the next President of the United States," he said.

And while the Donald was not present for the tour, Manafort added, "He's excited about Cleveland, he's excited about Ohio and we look forward to Ohio putting us over in November."