Donald Trump has been “playing a part” in the presidential election race so far but will soon change his tone, his new delegate manager said.
There were new signs of frustration among members of the Republican National Committee, who are eager for the divisive primary season to end. Many in the party fear Trump is viewed so unfavorably by a wide swath of Americans that he would not only keep Republicans out of the White House but also damage GOP candidates running for other offices and perhaps even cause irreparable damage to the party.
“People have expressed concerns about that”, said Paul Manafort, tapped by Trump earlier in the month to lead the remainder of his primary election strategy.
Let’s take Manafort at his word for a moment, and suppose his characterization is accurate in saying that Trump “gets it” and that the candidate has been playing a part all along. “When he’s out on the stage, when he’s talking about the kinds of things he’s talking about on the stump, he’s projecting an image that’s for that objective”, Manafort noted.
Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump said Thursday that transgender people should be able to use whichever bathroom they choose, wading into one of the most contentious issues in politics and opposing many in his party.
“Given high unemployment and the way the economy has performed, I wouldn’t be surprised that the next president will be a one-termer”, said Whalen.
Darrell Scott, the CEO of Trump’s new National Diversity Coalition, is among those says there’s a gracious, humble private man beneath the brash exterior. “The image is going to change”. Trump would need to dominate the remaining states on the primary calendar in order to win enough delegates to secure a first-ballot nomination. They think that all they have to do is insult [Trump] and he will go insane.
Both Clinton and Trump have bad favorables among the general electorate.
On the Today show, Trump said he didn’t know if he has transgender employees – “I probably do” – and said yes when asked if he would allow Caitlyn Jenner to use any bathroom she wanted in Trump Tower. The 25 at-large delegates decided Saturday, combined with 21 previously allocated delegates mean that Trump will get 17 delegates, Cruz will get 15 delegates and Kasich will get seven.
Especially for Trump – the bane of the GOP establishment – party loyalists could simply stop donating, fundraising and door-knocking for the billionaire.
Kasich did not think the negativity would prevail at the party’s national convention, but noted that, while he is a believer in ideas, the same could not be said about the GOP. “He’s being candid. He’s telling us he’s lying to us”, Cruz told host Mark Levin.
Mr. Trump said at a rally in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, on Thursday that he’s not sure he’s quite ready to act more “presidential“.
As Trump continues to rail against “a rigged” nomination process, he sent Manafort and his newly hired political director, Rick Wiley, to help improve relationships with party officials at the meeting.
“At some point, I’m going to be so presidential that you people will be so bored”.
RNC Chairman Reince Priebus also used the meeting to push for more party unity between Trump and mainstream Republicans.
Manafort said Trump will continue to promote his plan to end illegal immigration, build a wall along the southern United States border and to end worldwide trade deals.