Trump tweaks his brand

Now, as the presumptive nominee, Trump is signaling he’s more than willing to refine that image it if will help him defeat likely Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton n the fall.

He sought the counsel of ultimate Washington insider James Baker this week during his whirlwind trip to Washington, D.C., and held separate meetings with Senate Republicans and Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Ohio) and his leadership team.

Trump has acknowledged the expense of the general election campaign means he might need help from donors, suggesting a willingness to fundraise ahead of November.

On policy, he’s offered a number of shifts that could improve his appeal to general election voters, or make his populist brand more attractive to the Republican establishment.