CNN’s Tapper Says He Expects a ‘Narrowing in the Polls’ Following Trump’s ‘Filtered’ RNC Speech

‘That is the Trump that White House officials and campaign officials wish they had all the time’

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TAPPER: "What I think is important about the speech and I think is important about the last four days, there has been a completely filtered President Trump. We have seen the world through his eyes and through the eyes of his advisors. He has not spoken extemporaneously. There were some ad-libs this evening in his speech, but he pretty much kept to the teleprompter. The other times we’ve seen him during this week, he has been on tape or he has been quiet when it came to the speeches of Vice President Pence and First Lady Melania Trump. That is the Trump that White House officials and campaign officials wish they had all the time, one who is not sending Tweets that upset people, one who is not making comments that upset people when he ad-libs. And I think it’s important to note that I do expect that there might be some sort of narrowing in the polls after this rather filtered week. But we still have many days to go and we’ll see if the President is able to stay as disciplined, Dana."

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