Clinton's last-minute debate prep includes an "affable Trump"

The planning has evolved away from a focus solely on a more caustic rival, according to reporting from NBC’s Kelly O’Donnell. Sources say, “We are betting now that most of our preparations are into dealing with the possible curve-ball that Trump comes out being more subdued.”…

While the Clinton prep team had completed run-throughs with a “combative and bombastic” Trump, there has been in the past day or two a shift to include Reines portraying a “gracious Trump.” In this rehearsal, Reines as Trump crafted an opening statement that acknowledged the historic nature of the Clinton candidacy and congratulated her on that achievement of being the first woman nominated by a major party. The Trump stand-in spoke about the importance of breaking this glass ceiling in his faux opening statement.