Magazine September 12, 2016, Issue

Official Transcript: The McLaughlin Group (Celestial Edition)

Sunday, August 28, 2016

Issue One! Gipper Two or Trump Is Through! As polls widen in the swing states, some Trump supporters are urging the Manhattan billionaire to follow the lead of Ronald Reagan’s 1980 election strategy and move to appeal to the moderate center of the electorate. Others urge the style of Reagan’s 1984 reelection campaign, “Let Trump Be Trump!” What is the correct strategy for the Republican nominee with fewer than 90 days left to go — Reagan 1980 or Reagan 1984, I ask you, President Reagan!

(laughing) John, really. Come on. This is heaven.

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