Donald Trump had quite an introspective moment Wednesday — albeit in jest — when he coached himself during a rally with the advice he has been receiving, and subsequently ignoring, for most of the campaign season.
"In six days, we are going to win the great state of Florida and we are going to win the White House," the Republican presidential nominee said during a campaign event in Pensacola. "It's feeling like it already, isn't it? We've gotta be nice and cool, nice and cool."
"Stay on point, Donald. Stay on point," he quipped, as the audience laughed. "No side tracks, Donald. Nice and easy, nice... Cuz I've been watching Hillary the last few days. She's totally unhinged. We don't want any of that. She has become unhinged."
Ever since joining the Trump team in August, campaign manager Kellyanne Conway has sought to recreate the brash billionaire into a more reformed, traditional candidate. Though she was able to convince Trump to begin using teleprompters during rallies, he has often abandoned them just minutes into his speeches.
On the heels of a favorable upswing in the polls, the GOP candidate's closest campaign advisors are likely trying to drill the idea into his head that sticking to his message in the final days of the presidential election can only help him.
Maybe — with just six days to go until Election Day — Trump is finally learning his lesson.