Trump: No, I'm Not 'Toning It Down'

'Rafael! Straight out of the hills of Canada!'
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Apr 23, 2016 5:44 PM CDT
Trump: No, I'm Not 'Toning It Down'
Donald Trump speaks during a campaign rally in Bridgeport, Conn., Saturday.   (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)

So much for a changed Donald Trump. He told supporters on Saturday that he's not changing his pitch to voters, a day after his chief adviser assured Republican officials their party's front-runner would show more restraint while campaigning, reports the AP. "I sort of don’t like toning it down,” he said at a rally in Connecticut, per the New York Times. “Isn’t it nice that I’m not one of these teleprompter guys?” Trump also declared to the crowd that he has no intention of reversing any of his provocative policy plans, including building a wall along the length of the Southern border. "Everything I say I'm going to do, folks, I'll do," he said.

Trump's new chief adviser, Paul Manafort, met Thursday with top Republican officials and told them his candidate has been "projecting an image." The "part that he's been playing is now evolving," Manafort said. At a rally in Waterbury, Trump joked about acting presidential, making a series of faux somber faces. He also revived his birther criticism of rival Ted Cruz, which he has previously used to suggest the Texas senator is ineligible to run for president. "Rafael! Straight out of the hills of Canada!" he declared, referring to Cruz by his given name and the country of his birth. The Republican front-runner and most of his rivals in both parties were out campaigning Saturday across the Northeastern states holding primaries on Tuesday: Pennsylvania, Delaware, Maryland, Rhode Island, and Connecticut. (More Donald Trump 2016 stories.)

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