When Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton meet for their first rumble on the debate stage in just 11 days in New York, the Democratic nominee will not be looking to “provoke” her opponent, Clinton press secretary Brian Fallon insisted Thursday.
While Fallon acknowledged to MSNBC’s Thomas Roberts that the campaign does not know which “Donald Trump we’re gonna get,” he dismissed the idea that Clinton’s strategy would include eliciting an outburst from the famously unscripted candidate. The New York Times reported last month that the Clinton campaign has consulted with Trump’s “The Art of the Deal” co-author Tony Schwartz, along with “other writers who had observed [him] up close” and “unnamed psychology experts.” Those people, the Times summarized, citing the unnamed advisers, “were critical to understanding how to get under Mr. Trump’s skin.”
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