"Our campaign is organized. We're ready. We're going to have a good convention, and we're confident that we are not behind the Clinton campaign," Manafort said. "They're musclebound. We're not."
Manafort said the campaign has operations in key battleground states and has plans and budgets in place. The campaign is now integrated with the Republican National Committee, he said, and plans to make announcements about "major positions" this week.
When asked about last week's firing of embattled campaign manager Corey Lewandowski, whom he replaced, Manafort said Lewandowski “was a part of a historic campaign, and Donald Trump recognizes that. But the campaign has transitioned to a new phase. We’re now in the general-election mode of the campaign.”