Trump staff shake-up highlights a candidate who lost his way in the general election

August 17, 2016 9:52 PM

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The latest shake-up in Donald Trump's campaign is rightly described as a move to "let Trump be Trump." In reality, the sudden changes highlight the fact that a politician whose instincts appeared so sure during the Republican primaries has lost his way as a general election candidate. It remains questionable whether he can find the equilibrium and the discipline needed to turn his flailing campaign around.

That is likely what is behind the shifts that were formally announced in a release emailed by Trump's campaign at the unusual hour of 5:38 a.m. Wednesday, hours after the Wall Street Journal first reported the news. Coming 82 days before the general election, the staff changes had the distinct bouqu...

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