Trump Campaign Chief Had Ties to Marcos

 Paul Manafort (Source: The Guardian)

Paul Manafort (Source: The Guardian)

Paul Manafort met Ferdinand Marcos in the 1980s, each had something the other wanted. Manafort, then in his 30s, was a hotshot Republican operative who had made his name helping Gerald Ford and Ronald Reagan, and was pioneering a new form of international political consulting. A Marcos front group hired Manafort to try to help him retain his grip on power, agreeing to pay Manafort’s firm $950,000 a year — one of the first big foreign gigs landed by the firm, reports Politico magazine.