Arr, matey: Calling Trump a ‘pirate’ catches on with Republicans

Arr, matey: Calling Trump a ‘pirate’ catches on with Republicans

The official theme of the 2016 Republican National Convention is “Make America Great Again,” but the unofficial mascot might be Captain Jack Sparrow.

Supporters of Donald Trump are embracing former House speaker Newt Gingrich’s comment last week that the presumptive Republican presidential nominee is “like a pirate.”

Trump convention manager Paul Manafort said Sunday that one goal of this week’s nominating event is to help voters get to know better Mr. Trump, including his resemblance to ocean-faring swashbucklers.

“They haven’t seen him up close and personal,” said Mr. Manafort on CBS’s “Face the Nation.” “They have a perspective of the man, but this convention is going to focus on the whole pirate personality.”

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