Trump: ‘I Want to Be Myself’ — ‘It Got Me Here’

Wednesday on Fox News Channel’s “Special Report,” presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump was asked by show host Bret Baier about a perceived pivot to a “more controlled presidential candidate.” Trump dismissed that perception and said he wanted to be himself. He also added he would “probably” use a teleprompter for his convention speech next week in Cleveland. Partial transcript as follows: BAIER: You’re giving speeches off the teleprompter more. Some people have noticed that your tone has changed a little bit. The Twitter kind of back and forth has slowed a little bit. Is this the turn that everybody talks about that you’re pivoting now to become this kind of more controlled presidential candidate? TRUMP: I’ll give you a terrible answer. I don’t think so. I want to be myself. You know, it got me here. I made a speech last night, tremendous crowd, you saw it in Indiana. Tremendous crowd, the level of enthusiasm. If I ever walked into that crowd of 8,000-9,000 people and had a teleprompter in front of me and read a speech, I think I would probably lose most of them by the time I was finished. I like doing the teleprompter, it works