Conservative businessman Donald J. Trump just made some huge changes to his campaign staff after a few weeks of bad polling.
First, he promoted two long-time friends to be top aides. Now, today we learned that his former top aide – Paul Manafort – has resigned his position.
Many political insiders believe that Trump’s new staff were chosen because he wants to surround himself with people who will “let Trump be Trump,” which is the strategy that allowed him to defeat 16 other Republican candidates in the GOP primary and garner the most votes in history.
Bannon has convinced Trump that rest of campaign needs to be bare-knuckles brawl, w/ full-bore populism/movement politics
— Robert Costa (@costareports) August 17, 2016
But now he’s taken an unusual step. For months, the liberal media has attacked Trump for not being “politically correct” enough, and being “too mean.” Today, Trump did something he’s never done before:
WATCH: “Sometimes in the heat of debate… you don’t choose the right words… I have done that.” – Donald Trump https://t.co/9zvYfaBVag
— Good Morning America (@GMA) August 19, 2016
Could this be a new strategy, designed by Trump’s new aides? Here’s what he said, according to Buzzfeed:
Reading from prepared remarks to a crowd in North Carolina, Trump said, “Sometimes, in the heat of the debate and speaking on a multitude of issues, you don’t choose the right words or you say the wrong thing. I have done that, and I regret it particularly where it may have caused personal pain. Too much is at stake for us to be consumed with these issues.”
There is a lot of time left before the general election in November. Trump may be trying a new strategy to reach out to more moderate and independent voters.
What do you think? Should Trump try to “moderate” his language? Do you think this will help him beat Hillary? Let us know in the comments below!