Trump Says He Will Change Debate Strategy+Adjust Messaging To Reach More Women And Workers

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2016 GOP Presidential hopeful Donald Trump says he is adjusting his style a little bit for the next debate. The real estate mogul also says he’s going to focus more on China policy in an attempt to reach blue-collar workers.

Trump is already dominating Hillary in Union friendly areas, and even groups like the Teamsters want to meet with him.

According to The Washington Post:

“Trump said that in the next debate, which will be held Oct. 28 in Boulder, Colo., he will change tactics and insert himself more energetically in an effort to put questions about his previous performance to rest.

Trump’s candidacy has been fueled by his loud swagger and his hard-line views on immigration. But in the coming weeks, he hopes to bolster and reorient his message with an eye toward blue-collar voters.

“I’m a person who is capable of going into far greater detail than any of my opponents,” he said, an assertion likely to be tested by rivals. But he said the calls for him to do so come mainly from reporters and pundits: “I’ve never had a voter stand up and say, ‘Could you release policy papers?’ ”

A major component will be a tough new approach to China, which he said has “emasculated” the United States through trade and currency manipulation.

“I’ve been working hard on the China thing,” Trump said. “It’s astronomical what they have done to our country, to destroy the economics of our country. Astronomical. It’s the greatest theft in world history.”

The article notes Trump will also start to talk more about money in politics, and won’t be so shy about deploying his supermodel wife Melania, as well as his daughter.

“Trump also said he plans to talk even more about the role of money in politics and what he described as an incestuous relationship between candidates, the donor class and their allied super PACs.

Looking to boost his favorability with women, Trump plans to spotlight his wife and daughter, whose passion for women’s health issues could help soften the candidate’s edges. Asked if they shared his opposition to abortion, Trump demurred. “I’m going to let them reveal themselves if people are going to ask that question, which they might not,” he said.”