Trump pledges to ‘reject bigotry and hatred’
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.