Trump Change

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump pauses during while speaking at a rally at Millington Regional Airport in Millington, Tenn., Saturday, Feb. 27, 2016. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump pauses during while speaking at a rally at Millington Regional Airport in Millington, Tenn., Saturday, Feb. 27, 2016. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump pauses during while speaking at a rally at Millington Regional Airport in Millington, Tenn., Saturday, Feb. 27, 2016. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

Most of the media coverage of Donald Trump’s news conference, supposedly about the money he raised for veterans, actually focused on the Donald calling the media sleazy liars. Streiff covered it well here. Some noted that this attack on the media wasn’t in keeping with the media’s expected change in tone for a presumptive Republican presidential nominee. The Washington Post’s Robert Costa reported that during Donald Trump’s new Conference this morning, the Donald stated he wasn’t going to change:

“You think I’m going to change? I’m not changing.”

Then, in the Los Angeles Times, Noah Bierman pointed out that the “Trump change” comment came after Trump’s advisors have been saying for weeks that he would begin to act more “presidential”  as he attempts to unite the Republican Party and broaden his appeal for the general election. To prove the point Bierman explained the Trump change comment was “mere seconds after calling Mitt Romney “a fool” and renewing his complaints that New Mexico’s Republican governor, Susana Martinez, was ‘not nice’ in her comments” about Trump. According to Bierman, the real message of the news conference was, “Those who criticize or scrutinize Trump — including reporters and fellow Republicans — will be hit back hard.”

Trump’s change, expected or not, isn’t coming any time soon. After all Trump has said that President Trump will be different than Candidate Trump. If that wasn’t clear enough, earlier this month to continue to campaign as an a**hole, or as the Times headline put it, to be “provocative.” And even Sen. Marco Rubio says Trump shouldn’t change his campaign style because it is who Trump is and it is successful