There are already reports surfacing that Manafort has started phoning it in at Team Trump and now there is this. Just happened on Fox regarding the Khan family.
Manafort: "What Mr. Trump has said is not a smart thing."
— Gideon Resnick (@GideonResnick) August 3, 2016
Resnick now says he heard wrong, but the other Manafort statements are consistent with putting distance between himself and Trump.
In the same interview, Manafort actually did say Trump is in charge of the campaign and Manafort now only does what Trump asks him to do. This is not a campaign manager who wishes to take credit (or blame) for the Trump campaign.
The Trump campaign manager is putting distance between himself and Trump, though he is denying rumors about the campaign implosion.
This is a really, really big deal.