Donald Trump said Tuesday that he had no plans to change his campaign style for the November election because "I am who I am."
"Well, possibly I do — but, you know, I am who I am," he told Brittany Schmidt of WKBT-TV in La Crosse, Wis. "It's me. I don't want to change.
"Everyone talks about, 'Oh, you’ve got to pivot,'" the Republican presidential nominee continued. "I don’t want to pivot. I don’t want to change.
"You have to be you. If you start pivoting, you’re not being honest with people.
"No, I am who I am. I've gotten here in a landslide — and we'll see what happens."
In the wake of sliding poll numbers, The Wall Street Journal on Monday called on Trump to improve his approach by Labor Day or turn over the presidential nomination to his running mate, Indiana Gov. Mike Pence.
If they can’t get Mr. Trump to change his act by Labor Day, the GOP will have no choice but to write off the nominee as hopeless and focus on salvaging the Senate and House and other down-ballot races, the Journal said in an editorial. "As for Mr. Trump, he needs to stop blaming everyone else and decide if he wants to behave like someone who wants to be President—or turn the nomination over to Mike Pence."
Trump noted that the media miscalculated his success several times during the primaries, including when he lost the Wisconsin primary in April to Texas Sen. Ted Cruz.
"Don’t forget, when I lost Wisconsin, it was over for Trump," he said. "Except for one problem: I then went on a very good run.
"I am who I am."
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