Donald Trump is known for his over-the-top personality and has made a number of controversial statements during his run for the presidency. However, Trump says all that will change once he wins the GOP nomination. The republican front-runner says he will become the “most boring human being” after he knocks Ted Cruz and John Kasich out of the race, noting that the media is going to “be so bored” when they can not longer write scathing headlines about him.
The Daily Mail reports that Donald Trump plans to become “so presidential” once he wins the Republican nomination. Trump notes that while he is known for controversial speeches and politically incorrect statements, he plans to tone down his boisterous demeanor once he knocks out his two remaining competitors which he calls “the leftovers.”
“I have two leftovers. I call them leftovers. They haven’t been very nice to me. I will beat them. After I beat them I will be so presidential. You’re going to be so bored, you’re going to say this is the most boring human being I’ve ever interviewed. I think if I act very presidential I’ll be dull, but that will be fine.”
While Trump plans to switch to a more presidential approach once he wins the GOP nomination, Trump admits that this week he was not very presidential and made some poor choices in regards to his social media presence and speeches. While speaking with Fox News Sunday, Trump noted that “the retweet” was probably not a good idea. Trump was referring to a tweet that he retweeted on his @RealDonaldTrump account that featured an unflattering photo of Heidi Cruz next to a flattering photo of Melania.
“I think I’m doing very well. Was this my best week? I guess not. I could have done without the retweet, et cetera, et cetera, but I think I’m doing OK.”
Trump also backtracked on his statement that he would punish women who had abortions. Instead, Trump noted that he wished the question would have been asked differently or that he would have given a slightly different answer. He says that if abortion becomes illegal, he feels that doctors performing the abortions should be the ones punished, not the women.
With Trump clarifying his statements from this week, The Washington Examiner notes that it appears the GOP front-runner has a game plan in place to be “boring” for his next phase of campaigning. Many have pointed to Trump’s AIPAC speech as proof that the GOP front-runner can “act like a president” as he stuck to the teleprompter for the majority of the address.
“I came here to speak to you about where I stand on the future of American relations with our strategic ally, our unbreakable friendship and our cultural brother, the only democracy in the Middle East, the state of Israel.”
While the AIPAC speech was less controversial than past Trump speeches, the AIPAC did issue an apology for Trump’s verbal criticisms of President Barack Obama noting that the AIPAC should “come together” and learn from each other not speak with divisive rhetoric.
“While we may have policy differences, we deeply respect the office of president of the United States and our president, Barack Obama. There were people in our AIPAC family who were deeply hurt last night, and for that we are deeply sorry. We are disappointed that so many people applauded the sentiment that we neither agree with or condone. Let us close this conference in recognition that when we say ‘Come together,’ we still have a lot to learn from each other, and we still have much work to do.”
What do you think of Donald Trump’s plan to be “so presidential” if he wins the GOP nomination? Do you think Trump is capable of being “boring” and “dull” like he suggests?
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