Donald Trump's latest apology for previous offensive remarks suggest a new direction for the campaign. However, Trump's late apology may be too little too late. Many already have a very negative opinion of Trump, and do not believe that he is qualified to be president. Furthermore, Trump has alienated so many that these apologies will not be able to bring back a lot of voters that he offended.
Donald Trump has been losing ground in the latest polls. He secured the Republican nomination by being controversial and saying things that the other Republican candidates were afraid to say. However, in the general election, he needs to appeal to a wider audience and is adjusting his speeches toward that end.
Trump's new speaches suggest he is simply pandering now that he has secured the nomination and there is more at stake. There is no reason to believe that he has changed his mind on anything or that any of his opinions are really his own and can be trusted as truth.
Donald Trump is the latest snake oil salesman. He tells you what you want to hear. He's being everything to everyone. He has said the most heinous things when he wanted to shock and titillate. Now he wants to pander to minorities, the military and anyone who can hold a ballot in their hand and vote. It's the same old thing dressed up differently.