- The Washington Times - Monday, September 26, 2016

Donald Trump’s campaign manager said Monday that campaign debates are “not Hillary Clinton’s sweet spot,” while also saying Mrs. Clinton’s entire campaign is “an anti-Trump screed.”

“Robby and I are living in parallel universes,” Trump campaign manager Kellyanne Conway said on NBC’s “Today” show when asked about the notion of Mr. Trump getting graded on a curve, which Clinton campaign manager Robby Mook mentioned earlier on the program.

“Donald Trump has been criticized all weekend long. I think that the Clinton campaign has clearly been gaming the refs, has been talking to the media for a week now, saying it’s your job to make sure that Donald Trump is fact-checked in real time,” Ms. Conway said.

“I’m just surprised a campaign manager would try to lower expectations that dramatically for his own candidate, but look, they know campaign debates are not Hillary Clinton’s sweet spot,” she said. “Yes, she’s experienced at doing them, but the experience hasn’t necessarily been beneficial.”

Ms. Conway also said people can expect “positive policy ads” forthcoming from Mr. Trump’s campaign.

“He will counter-punch if he needs to, but not to the extent she has,” Ms. Conway said. “Hillary Clinton’s entire campaign is an anti-Trump screed. Look at her ads. Look at how they’re spending they’re money. Two weeks ago, they promised to become more uplifting, aspirational, and optimistic. We just haven’t seen it.”

• David Sherfinski can be reached at dsherfinski@washingtontimes.com.

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