Donald Trump Drives A Stake Through The GOP’s Heart: ‘I Don’t Want To Pivot’

AP

Donald Trump has a message for the GOP leaders in DC and across the country hoping and pleading and waiting for him to change, to modulate, or to follow a script: “I don’t want to pivot.”

Trump’s refusal to pivot from the primary election to the general and appeal to a different electorate comes even as polls show him losing ground in swing states across the country.

When asked if he needed to change up his tactics and work to appeal to a general election audience, Trump said “possibly” before adding that he wouldn’t.

“I am who I am,” Trump told WKBT-TV in Wisconsin during a one on one interview. “It’s me. I don’t want to change. Everyone talks about ‘oh are you gonna pivot?’ I don’t want to pivot. I mean you have to be you.I f you start pivoting, you are not being honest with people.”

A recent poll showed Trump behind by double digits in Wisconsin, but Trump said that he is still not planning on changing his ways.

“I am who I am. I’ve gotten here in a landslide, and we’ll see what happens,” Trump said.

Trump’s comments come just hours after Republican leaders sent a letter to the RNC urging them to cut of funding to Trump, who many see as a losing proposition with less than three months to go until Election Day.

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