- The Washington Times - Wednesday, April 27, 2016

GOP presidential front-runner Donald Trump said Wednesday he might actually tone things up in the future and that his tenor could depend on what he feels he needs to do to respond to attacks.

“I may tone it down, or I may tone it up. I can’t tell what you I’m going to do. I don’t know,” Mr. Trump said on CNN’s “New Day.” “I use the word flexibility — you have to be flexible. … Somebody said, well, will you go this way or that way? I don’t know. I will determine when I see how the other people punch back.”

Mr. Trump, who said Tuesday he now considers himself to be the party’s presumptive nominee after notching decisive wins in five states, said he could change to be “presidential,” but that he’s presidential anyway.

“I’m not going to be changing. I’m presidential anyway. I mean, I can change to presidential, but I’m presidential anyway, I guess,” he said.

“I view presidential — just being a lower key version of myself and being sure not to use any language that would be offensive, but I don’t do that anyway. I feel that I shouldn’t be doing that,” the real estate mogul said.

“I was doing that for a period of time for emphasis, but I feel that I shouldn’t be doing that,” Mr. Trump said. “I’m not doing that.”

“When I’d make speeches when I was non-political, [I’d use] some foul language, and it would make things very exciting and people would go crazy, but when you’re running for office, it’s a little bit different,” he said.

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