Is Trump Being Himself? Or Is It An Act?

Ken AshfordElection 2016Leave a Comment

As the New York Times reported on Friday:

Donald J. Trump’s newly installed campaign chief sought to assure members of the Republican National Committee on Thursday night that Mr. Trump recognized the need to reshape his persona and that his campaign would begin working with the political establishment that he has scorned to great effect.

Addressing about 100 committee members at the spring meeting here, many of them deeply skeptical about Mr. Trump’s candidacy, the campaign chief, Paul Manafort, bluntly suggested the candidate’s incendiary style amounted to an act.

“That’s what’s important for you to understand: That he gets it, and that the part he’s been playing is evolving,” Mr. Manafort said, suggesting that Mr. Trump was about to begin a more professional phase of his campaign.

I wonder if Trump’s supporters know that they are watching Trump playing a part.  I suspect not.

By the way, I don’t buy into the notion that Trump will ever “pivot” and become presidential.  He’s not disciplined enough to do it anyway, and his success comes from being an asshole.

Also, Trump slowed down 50% sounds like a complete drunk.