Herewith, a pithy excerpt from a Washington Post op-ed by E.J. Dionne, entitled "GOP, RIP?"
"It is comical but also embarrassing to watch politicians [Sen. Mitch McConnell, notably -- ow] and consultants fall all over themselves to declare that Trump is “maturing” because every once in a while, he reads partisan talking points off a teleprompter. This is seen as a great advance over the normal Trump, whose free-association rants refer to his opponents as “lyin’,” “crooked,” “sad,” “weak,” “low-energy” and — in the very special case of Sen. Elizabeth Warren — “Pocahontas.” "
That's the same Trump that just became the official Republican nominee for President.