Wednesday 26 July 2017

Notion that Trump can become presidential is laughable

'It is now certain, as I wrote two weeks ago, that he will be the nominee. Lemming-like, the Republicans keep voting for him and take their turns lining up to march off the cliff to political extinction in November.' REUTERS/Kamil Krzaczynski
'It is now certain, as I wrote two weeks ago, that he will be the nominee. Lemming-like, the Republicans keep voting for him and take their turns lining up to march off the cliff to political extinction in November.' REUTERS/Kamil Krzaczynski

Niall O'Dowd

Among the fantasies that leading Republicans regularly present to the media is that when Donald Trump wins the nomination, he will become more presidential.

The notion that the American people will swallow the new Trump, very likely the same as the old Trump with a bit more sophisticated packaging, is actually laughable.

Sure, American presidential candidates usually pivot to the middle after leaning left or right in their primary battles to win their party's nomination.

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