With a new campaign team in charge, Donald Trump delivered a speech in North Carolina on Thursday from a teleprompter.
It was clearly written by a political pro---and a good one.
It was written in a style that mainstream media will love and still included a populist message of generalities that will go over big amongst the masses, though the generalities were empty soundbites.
In other words, Donald Trump has become "presidential."
The speech was boring nonsense to me but is was written to touch all the politically correct bases. There was a tiny curtsey to every politically correct theme now bandied about by the wacko left. MSM will notice.
The attacks against Hillary in the speech were brilliant. He framed his previous politically incorrect statements as errors in being too eager to get the truth out. He contrasted this with a litany of "Hillary lies."
"Sometimes, in the heat of debate and speaking on a multitude of issues, you don’t choose the right words or you say the wrong thing. I have done that, and I regret it, particularly where it may have caused personal pain. Too much is at stake for us to be consumed with these issues.
But one thing I can promise you is this: I will always tell you the truth" he said.
And he then went on to say:
I’ve travelled all across this country laying out my bold and modern agenda for change.
In this journey, I will never lie to you. I will never tell you something I do not believe. I will never put anyone’s interests ahead of yours.
And, I will never, ever stop fighting for you.
I have no special interest. I am spending millions of dollars on my own campaign – nobody else is.
My only interest is the American people.
So while sometimes I can be too honest, Hillary Clinton is the exact opposite: she never tells the truth. One lie after another, and getting worse each passing day.
The American people are still waiting for Hillary Clinton to apologize for all of the many lies she’s told to them, and the many times she’s betrayed them.
Tell me, has Hillary Clinton ever apologized for lying about her illegal email server and deleting 33,000 emails?
Has Hillary Clinton apologized for turning the State Department into a pay-for-play operation where favors are sold to the highest bidder?
Has she apologized for lying to the families who lost loved ones at Benghazi?
Has she apologized for putting Iran on the path to nuclear weapons?
Has she apologized for Iraq? For Libya? For Syria? Has she apologized for unleashing ISIS across the world?
Has Hillary Clinton apologized for the decisions she made that have led to so much death, destruction and terrorism?
Speaking of lies, we now know from the State Department announcement that President Obama lied about the $400 million dollars in cash that was flown to Iran. He denied it was for the hostages, but it was. He said we don’t pay ransom, but he did. He lied about the hostages – openly and blatantly – just like he lied about Obamacare.
Now the Administration has put every American travelling overseas, including our military personnel, at greater risk of being kidnapped. Hillary Clinton owns President Obama’s Iran policy, one more reason she can never be allowed to be President.A Drudge graphic and headlines said it all:
TRUMP SHOWS HEART!'I will never lie to you'...I Regret Causing Personal Pain...'I will be champion of the people'...'LET OUR CHILDREN BE DREAMERS, TOO'...Will visit Louisiana flood victims on Friday...
If Trump can stay on message with this touchy feely populist stuff like this until November 8, he will be the next president of the United States.
His full speech is here.