Donald Trump said Sunday in an interview on NBC's "Meet the Press" that his strategy for Thursday night's GOP debate boils down to a simple idea: "I want to be me."
"I don't want to be unreal. I want to be me. I have to be me," Trump said. "We have enough of that in Washington with pollsters telling everybody what to say."
Trump also continued to downplay his debate experience, explain that he plans to "counterpunch" only if he's attacked by the nine competitors will join him on the debate stage.
"I think that frankly I'd like to discuss the issues. I'm not looking to take anybody out or be nasty to anybody," said Trump, who leads the GOP field in a new NBC News/ Wall Street Journal poll out Sunday.