(The Hill) Senate Republicans told Donald Trump at Thursday's private meeting that he needs to soften his tone ahead of the general election.
The presidential hopeful's combative style revs up his supporters but also turns off many voters, especially women, Republicans believe.
Trump acknowledged their worries and explained that the thousands of people who attend his rallies expect him to be fired up and not to stick to the scripted lines of a conventional politician.
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In raising the concerns, Senate GOP leaders took pains to do so very politely so as not to put their party's presumptive nominee on the defensive, according to sources familiar with the hour-long meeting that took place Thursday at the National Republican Senatorial Committee headquarters.