Trump's plan for the debate: Winging it

“Trump doesn’t rehearse,” a senior Trump advisor said today.

It’s not that his political team hasn’t tried. Trump’s aides have prepared him memos on the issues and the expected lines of questions and potential attacks from the other candidates, but there have been no formal debate prep sessions, no mock Q & A, no practice debates.

“I have no idea what to expect,” a senior Trump advisor told me. “I’m just as clueless as you about what he’ll do.”

But the Trump political operation is starting to look more like a traditional campaign with operatives on the ground in the early states and a policy team putting together position papers on domestic and foreign policy issues. The Trump team promises those position papers will be released soon.