Trump backpedaling on promises now that he's the presumptive GOP nominee

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YouTube upload / This PBS Newws video of Donald Trump meeting with House Speaker Paul Ryan has him softening his tone, even as the former VP candidate has yet to endorse the presumptive Republican presidential nominee with the GOP convention moving closer.
 

Donald Trump snapshot profile / Headline Surfer®EDGEWATER, Fla. -- Here we go again folks: Donald Trump used every trick in the book to convince disenfranchised Republicans that he was a "man of the people" by telling the legion of these disgruntled voters just what they wanted to hear.

Now that he's sure he he's the presumptive Republican Party's nominee for president in November, he is already backpedaling on the radical campaign pledges he made from the very beginning that energized so many voters.

The latest? The banning of Muslims from entering the US was just a "suggestion." 

Is that the impression you got the zillion times you saw Trump espouse how dangerous it was to let Muslims in the wake of the terrorist attacks in France and Belgium when he was front and center on the cable news shows all these months until he had no more challengers from within?

I doubt you’ll see his fiery self between now and the GOP convention in Cleveland, instead refraining from many of those past sound bites.

The idea that he was playing a part and would now become more himself was actually presented a few weeks ago and pooh-poohed as false by many of his supporters.

Guess what? It was the real truth that someone let slip before it should have come out. We’ll still hear Trump say some things his constituents want to hear, but his solutions will be on a more reasonable level.

We all know isn't pretty unrealistic for Trump to build a wall between us and Mexico and make the Mexican government pay for it.

But many Americans, especially those nearer to the border with Mexico would love to see it happen any way.

We all know isn't pretty unrealistic for Trump to build a wall between us and Mexico and make the Mexican government pay for it.

But many Americans, especially those nearer to the border with Mexico would love to see it happen any way.

We all know isn't pretty unrealistic for Trump to build a wall between us and Mexico and make the Mexican government pay for it. But many Americans, especially those nearer to the border with Mexico would love to see it happen any way.

The rest of the country isn’t thrilled about living in a walled-off country.

There is a definite problem with illegals crossing the border into the United States, but we have seen media reports in the past of drug smugglers crossing even the flimsiest border by way of underground tunnels.

And how does building a wall across the border states like Texas, New Mexico and Arizona, help keep illegals from coming into Florida by boat from the Caribbean Islands?

Hollywood A-lister George Clooney, a big-time supporter of Hillary Clinton, likely to outlast Bernie Sanders for the Democratic nomination, has been emphatic that there won't be a "President Trump." Wouldn’t Clooney be surprised if he were proven wrong?

Trump has an awful lot of the voting public behind him (including independent voters and even some Democrats), and at this point, anything is possible.

Johnny Deep has predicted that if Trump were elected president, we would be seeing the last elected president. Make of that what you will. It just points out how far apart people are on the candidates running -- and not the issues which should be front and center.

It has been a wild ride so far with Donald Trump, and I fear, it is only going to get weirder as we roll along toward the general election once the conventions are over.

It has been a wild ride so far with Donald Trump, and I fear, it is only going to get weirder as we roll along toward the general election once the conventions are over.

Hold onto your hats. No one truly knows what is coming. God help us all!

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Darlene Vann is a resident of Edgewater and has been with the 24/7 Internet newspaper from the onset. She likes to write about the lighter side of life, but sometimes feels compelled to tackle some of the tougher issues.