Literally, less than 48 hours after his “fixer” Paul Manafort told approximately 100 Republican leaders in a closed-door meeting that Donald Trump would be showing his second act in his reality TV show-like campaign — a less bombastic and more presidential version — Donald Trump turned the promise on its head at a campaign rally in Connecticut.
On Thursday, Manafort, Trump’s “convention manager,” an admitted influence peddler with shady ties to the former Soviet Union, told the establishment Republicans that the bloviating billionaire and reality TV game show host “gets it,” that the “part he’s been playing is evolving,” and that Trump’s “image is going to change” in order to get his negatives out of the sky.
Manafort admitted that Trump’s act has been with the goal of “projecting an image” leading many to wonder who the real Donald Trump is, or even if there is an authentic version.
But on Saturday, Trump sang a different tune, indicating either the right-hand doesn’t know what the left-hand is doing or an indication that the New York liberal has no control over his own tongue or ego.
“I’m not toning it down,” Trump told a high school gym full of followers. “Isn’t it nice that I’m not one of these teleprompter guys?” he asked rhetorically.
Trump’s main opponent, Texas Senator Ted Cruz , a constitutional conservative, almost always speaks without a teleprompter.
“Rafael! Straight out of the hills of Canada!” shouted the big-mouthed billionaire, an indication that he was returning to the birther nonsense that he had dropped over the past few months after the attacks didn’t stick, except with his most cultish followers. Ted Cruz’s full name is “Rafael Edward Cruz,” but he goes by the shortened version of his middle name.
Trump has already had perhaps his biggest week of flip-flopping from his phony conservatism, i.e., New York liberal values. In one day this week, he revealed that he was in favor of grown men using girls’ bathrooms, wanted to change the Republican Party platform to include exceptions in which the baby could be killed, as well as promoting soaking the rich with tax increases, sounding more like Hillary Clinton or Bernie Sanders than a Republican presidential candidate.
According to Gallup, Trump has had the highest unfavorability rating in the history of the organization, even ranking higher than scandal-plagued corrupt Hillary Clinton, who is under FBI investigation for the EmailGate scandal in which she cavalierly held official government information on a private computer server that she controlled.
In February, after Trump referred to Cruz as a “pussy” at a rally, he told FOX’s Greta Van Susteren that he can morph himself into being whatever he needs to be an any given moment, depending on the situation.
“Once you get to a certain level, it changes. I will be changing very rapidly. I’m very capable of changing to anything I want to change to,” he told Van Susteren.
h/t: The Blaze