Trump: I Don’t Think It’s Appropriate to Change Campaign Approach When I’ve Been Winning


Donald Trump told Fox Business host Maria Bartiromo Tuesday that he does not plan on changing his temperament in the last three months of his campaign because of his earlier primary success.

The Republican presidential nominee and Bartiromo discussed Trump's economic policy address and any potential changes he plans on making to his campaign following his recent drop in the polls. An NBC News survey out Tuesday morning showed him down 10 points to Hillary Clinton, consistent with other polling showing him with double-digit deficits to his Democratic rival.

"Let me ask you about changes you've made to the campaign, Mr. Trump. Are we looking at a different mentality going into these final three months headed up to the election?" Bartiromo asked. "Are you changing your own temperament, changing your speeches in any way to make sure to get back where you are in the polls?"

"I think my temperament has gotten me here. I've always had a good temperament, and it's gotten me here," Trump said.

He said his campaign had some "very good polling information" that was encouraging to his candidacy.

"I certainly don't think it's appropriate to start changing all of a sudden when you've been winning," he said. "I mean, I've beaten many people, and now we're down to one, and we'll see how it all works out, but I think it's going to work out well."

Trump's campaign saw backlash last week after he got into a public feud with a Gold Star family, jokingly attempted to kick a baby out of one his rallies, and initially failed to endorse House Speaker Paul Ryan (R., Wis.) ahead of his primary race, although he eventually did.

Madeleine Weast

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Madeleine Weast is Assistant Social Media Editor for the Washington Free Beacon. She graduated from the University of Kansas in 2014. Prior to joining the Beacon, she was a Communications Fellow at The Charles Koch Institute. Madeleine is from Prairie Village, Kansas and lives in Washington, D.C. Her Twitter handle is @MadeleineWeast.

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