Trump Campaign Chief: You’ll see a Different Trump after the Primary
by Right Wing Fighter
From the AP:
HOLLYWOOD, Fla. (AP) – His general-election appeal in question, Donald Trump’s senior team is promising anxious Republicans that voters will see “a real different way” soon after the GOP front-runner claims his party’s presidential nomination. “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 purpose,” Paul Manafort, who is leading Trump’s primary election strategy, told Republican National Committee members in a private briefing late Thursday. The Associated Press obtained a recording of the discussion. “You’ll start to see more depth of the person, the real person.
First, every Republican campaign promises to “go to the middle” after the primary. It has been GOP dogma ever since Nixon.
Second, Manafort didn’t actually say anything. The AP would like you to get the impression that Trump will turn around on the issues. They want you to think Trump is going to stab his supporters in the back to get elected.
But Manafort, in the common tradition of politics, used words that you can interpret multiple ways. It’s lawyer-speak, in other words. The idea is to use words that give an impression without actually committing to anything. The goal is to get the best of both worlds: get a guy’s support without actually promising him anything.
It’s sneaky, but that’s politics.
The goal of reporting like this is to make Trump’s supporters doubt him. Now that Trump is go higher and higher in state polls, the political media is trying to get some of Trump’s supporters to stay home on election day. They’re trying to lower his supporter’s morale.
Again, it’s sneaky, but that’s politics.