“You know, being presidential’s easy — much easier than what I have to do,” he told thousands at a rally in Bridgeport, Connecticut. “Here, I have to rant and rave. I have to keep you people going. Otherwise you’re going to fall asleep on me, right?”

Trump declared to the crowd that he has no intention of reversing any of his controversial policy plans, including building a wall along the length of the Southern border.

“Everything I say I’m going to do, folks, I’ll do,” he said.

Trump’s new chief adviser, Paul Manafort, met Thursday with top Republican officials and told them his candidate, known for his over-the-top persona and brashness, has been “projecting an image.”

“The part that he’s been playing is now evolving,” Manafort said.