Matt Schlapp Defends Trump Over ’16 Campaign Staff’s Record of Felonies: ‘Why Are There So Many People Around Obama and Biden Who Haven’t Been Locked Up?’

The head of the American Conservative Union, Matt Schlapp, offered up a classic case of “Whataboutism” when confronted with the felonious record of Donald Trump’s 2016 campaign staff, which includes five different people convicted of federal crimes and one more currently under indictment for wire fraud.

Speaking with MSNBC’s Ari Melber about the first night of the Republican National Convention, Schlapp tried to parry the alarming number of Trump associates who have run afoul of the law, the latest being former 2016 Trump campaign chair Steve Bannon, arrested for embezzlement just last week.

“[Trump] basically did what he told us he would do and what he has to do in this convention is two things,” Schlapp said. “Tell people what he wants to
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