Trump pledges to ‘reject bigotry and hatred’

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Republican candidate for President Donald Trump holds a campaign event at the Kilcawley Center at Youngstown State University on August 15, 2016 in Youngstown, Ohio. In his address, Trump laid out his foreign policy vision for America. (Photo by Jeff Swensen/Getty Images)

WASHINGTON (AP) — Donald Trump is using new language to talk about how he’d make decisions as president.

In a posting on Facebook late Tuesday, the Republican presidential nominee pledges to, “fight to ensure that every American is treated equally, protected equally, and honored equally.” He goes on to write that he will “reject bigotry and hatred and oppression in all its forms, and seek a new future built on our common culture and values as one American people.”

That’s a vastly different tone than he’s often used during his year-plus campaign, and it comes after he’s repeatedly refused to “pivot” from his appeal to Republican voters to the broader general electorate. During Trump’s campaign, he’s said that many Mexicans are rapists and feuded with the Muslim American parents of an Army captain killed in Iraq.

Polls show he is trailing Democrat Hillary Clinton in key battleground states.

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  • Kevin Rahe

    The problem is that people interpret the term “equally” differently. For instance, when I say that a man and woman are equal, I mean that I accept that they are different and tend to contribute to society in different ways, but that they are equal in dignity and importance. Others take it to mean that any acknowledgement of the unique makeup of and contributions made by men and women must be suppressed. In other words, that the very nature of men and women must be denied.