In Retrospect, Trump Says He Could Have Used ‘Softer Tone’ In Past 2 Years

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When asked on Monday if there was anything he would do over about his presidency so far, President Donald Trump mused that he could have adopted a “softer tone.”

“Well, there would be certain things,” Trump told WJLA’s Scott Thuman. “I’m not sure I’d want to reveal all of them. But I would say tone. I would like to have a much softer tone. I feel to a certain extent I have no choice. But maybe I do and maybe I could have been softer from that standpoint.”

Despite the stated regret, Trump has ratcheted up his divisive rhetoric in the home stretch before the midterms, averaging 35-45 dubious claims per campaign rally while calling Democrats socialists and baselessly saying that they want to eliminate U.S. borders and turn America into Venezuela.

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