From Ben Schreckinger writing at Politico:
In a matter of days, Donald Trump has gone from flame-throwing insurgent to statesmanlike front-runner, at least in his own mind.
As national polls continued to roll in showing Trump in first or second place in the Republican presidential primary, he showed restraint and message discipline in a phone interview with POLITICO on Wednesday, passing on multiple opportunities to level his trademark insults at political opponents and steering the conversation instead toward the economy and “making America great again.”
Trump’s ego remains intact — “I have been victorious against China on numerous occasions” he bragged minutes before his campaign forwarded a statement claiming he is now worth more than “TEN BILLION DOLLARS.”
Read the rest of the story at Politico.