After summer of attacking Trump, Clinton focuses on herself

In this Sept. 15, 2016, photo, Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton speaks at a rally at University of North Carolina, in Greensboro, N.C. All summer long, Clinton delighted in snappy attack lines about Donald Trump. Electing the billionaire, she warned, would be a “historic mistake.” The Republican nominee perpetuates “outlandish Trumpian ideas.” She reveled in imagining her rival “composing nasty tweets” as she derided him as “temperamentally unfit and totally unqualified” to be president. But as the campaign moves into the final stretch, Clinton finds herself chasing an even elusive target: herself. Just seven weeks before Election Day,Clinton’s campaign is trying yet again to explain one of the world’s most famous politicians to a skeptical public. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
In this Sept. 15, 2016, photo, Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton speaks at a rally at University of North Carolina, in Greensboro, N.C. All summer long, Clinton delighted in snappy attack lines about Donald Trump. Electing the billionaire, she warned, would be a “historic mistake.” The Republican nominee perpetuates “outlandish Trumpian ideas.” She reveled in imagining her rival “composing nasty tweets” as she derided him as “temperamentally unfit and totally unqualified” to be president. But as the campaign moves into the final stretch, Clinton finds herself chasing an even elusive target: herself. Just seven weeks before Election Day,Clinton’s campaign is trying yet again to explain one of the world’s most famous politicians to a skeptical public. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

WASHINGTON (AP) — Hillary Clinton’s campaign is trying — again — to explain one of the world’s most famous politicians to a skeptical public.

After a summer spent attacking rival Donald Trump, Clinton is refocusing on her vision for the country. The Democratic presidential candidate is trying to improve her standing as her poll numbers slip.

Her campaign is setting up a series of speeches about her plans. And the campaign will show Clinton in governing mode by scheduling meetings with world leaders.

She’s also accepted some creative media appearances where the public might see a warmer, funnier Clinton.

The strategy is designed to address Clinton’s biggest political liability: A majority of voters don’t trust her.

Strategists worry Clinton’s character issues have contributed to a lack of understanding about why she’s running.

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