No Pivot Here: Trump Asks, Why Would I Tone It Down When I’m ‘Winning?’

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump waves after delivering an economic policy speech to the Detroit Economic Club, Monday, Aug. 8, 2016, in Detroit. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
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After months ago promising he would tone down his rhetoric as part of a more “presidential” general election pivot, Donald Trump on Tuesday said that it doesn’t make any sense for him to change his strategy now that he’s “winning.”

“I think that you know my temperament has gotten me here. I’ve always had a good temperament and it’s gotten me here,” Trump said in an interview with Fox Business, according to a transcript of the appearance. “I certainly don’t think it is appropriate to start changing all of a sudden when you have been winning.”

The GOP nominee was also on the network to talk about his tax plan, which he rolled out in a campaign event on Monday.

In another Tuesday morning interview, Trump responded to Hillary Clinton’s criticism that his economic policy team is loyal to special interests and just composed of “six guys named Steve” by saying more names for his advisory team would be announced in coming weeks.

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  1. Good point. Stay with what works, Donnie!

  2. Shameless trump, the story of his life.

  3. Please, please, please, please … proceed.

  4. Note to RNC. Remind Drumpf that an election is NOT like golf.

    Having the low score in an election does not mean you’re winning.

  5. Many people are saying that Trump is boring and weak when he reads scripts written for him. Sad!
    Many people are saying he should go back to being a screaming asshole because, win!

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