The Wall Street Journal explains how new leadership is shaping Donald Trump’s public presentation:
Donald Trump installed his third leadership team at a campaign low point on Aug. 16. The next day, his new managers at a meeting in his Trump Tower office in New York suggested the Republican Party nominee visit residents suffering in the Louisiana floods.
Mr. Trump didn’t like the idea. Wouldn’t he look like he was pandering? he asked, according to advisers. And besides, he added, Louisiana wasn’t a swing state.
Newly installed campaign chief executive Stephen Bannon and campaign manager Kellyanne Conway told their new boss, basically, trust us. Mr. Trump needed to move away from a preoccupation with rallies and wall-to-wall TV interviews toward “moments,” in the new managers’ parlance, that showed him in TV newscasts as presidential, with a caring side.
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