Politico reports: Donald Trump celebrated his freedom from the Republican establishment Tuesday, boasting that it’s “so nice” to be unchained.
Trump’s tweet was a tacit attack on House Speaker Paul Ryan, whom the Republican nominee has continued to lash out at since the top elected Republican on Monday told his conference he would no longer defend Trump.
“It is so nice that the shackles have been taken off me and I can now fight for America the way I want to,” Trump tweeted.
The real estate mogul also highlighted the chasm in the Republican Party, conceding that Democrats are “far more loyal” than the GOP. More than two dozen Republicans have either said they will no longer support their nominee or called on him to step aside from the top of the ticket since a tape emerged Friday showing Trump speaking in incredibly lewd terms about sexually assaulting women. [Continue reading…]
While Trump is angered by the lack of support he is receiving from much of the Republican establishment, his campaign seems to be signalling that it has no problem with his supporters not bothering to vote for other Republican candidates.
Katrina Pierson, Trump’s national campaign spokeswoman, tweeted yesterday:
I can't keep my phone charged due to the mass volume of texts from people all over the country who will #VoteTrump but⬇️ballot not so much.
— Katrina Pierson (@KatrinaPierson) October 10, 2016