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Leftist NPR reports: Trump team plans to pare down Republican Party platform

"This is the leftist National Public Radio reporting, but if Public Advocate or members of the Republican National Committee can not observe the process, what can anybody expect?" asks Eugene Delgaudio, president of Public Advocate. "The private deliberation announced by the Republican Party is not normal and is politically unsustainable as there is no Health issue like the 2020 convention," says Delgaudio.

"Public Advocate does not want the platform support for traditional one man one woman marriage to be removed. We need it kept in," says Delgaudio

Leftist National Public Radio reports:

Former President Donald Trump's campaign is planning to present a "streamlined" platform ahead of the Republican National Convention later this month, according to a memo obtained by NPR.

"The platform is an opportunity to make our vision clear, and to lay out a framework for policy making, while rejecting any special interest influence that seeks to make public policy stray from our clear and straightforward objectives," stated the memo, signed by Trump advisers Chris LaCivita and Susie Wiles.

They said the platform should reflect Trump's vision for America, and avoid creating lines of attack for his opponents.

The memo was first reported by The New York Times and others.

A big question is what the platform will say about abortion, which has been a political challenge for Republicans as the strictest abortion policies are out of step with the majority of Americans' views. The platform committee has not yet met to determine what will be in the final document.

That debate won't be out in the open, as has happened in the past. This year the platform committee will meet a week before the convention and it will be closed to the press, according to a source familiar with the decision, who was not authorized to speak publicly about the internal plans.

The Trump campaign is looking to avoid drama and unforced controversy while, as the memo states, they believe Trump is in a good position to win. They argue an unwieldy platform could be weaponized by Democrats and the media.

But closing the platform committee meeting to the press is a break with tradition.