Manafort tried to prevent Trump's taco bowl tweet

Paul Manafort tried to stop Donald TrumpDonald TrumpSix big off-year elections you might be missing Twitter suspends GOP Rep. Banks for misgendering trans health official Meghan McCain to Trump: 'Thanks for the publicity' MORE from tweeting a picture of himself eating a taco bowl on Cinco de Mayo, the Huffington Post reported Wednesday.


According to the Post, which did not provide a source for the anecdote, Trump happened to be eating the taco bowl in his office that day when a member of his family suggested tweeting out a picture of him enjoying his lunch.

Manafort, the GOP presidential nominee's campaign manager, reportedly advised against it, arguing it could be seen as condescending, but his advice went unheeded.

The tweet was roundly criticized as offensive.

“The people who were offended were people we wanted to offend,” Trump said later.