Donald Trump is running for president, but it's not exactly clear who he's running for - except himself. In his latest Twitter rant, The Donald appeared to declare war on his own side - the Republican Party. The tirade began around lunch time, when Trump announced that he was at last free to speak his mind about the GOP.
It is so nice that the shackles have been taken off me and I can now fight for America the way I want to.— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 11, 2016
He even offered Democrats backhanded praise, saying that he finds them less treacherous than his own party insiders.
With the exception of cheating Bernie out of the nom the Dems have always proven to be far more loyal to each other than the Republicans!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 11, 2016
He also questioned the integrity of longterm Arizona Senator (and 2008 presidential nominee) John McCain, who dropped his support of Trump last weekend after a tape surfaced that featured Trump making obscene remarks about women.
The very foul mouthed Sen. John McCain begged for my support during his primary (I gave, he won), then dropped me over locker room remarks!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 11, 2016
The string of tweets came after a milder rant earlier in the day, which also exposed the toxic infighting within the Republican Party.
Despite winning the second debate in a landslide (every poll), it is hard to do well when Paul Ryan and others give zero support!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 11, 2016
Our very weak and ineffective leader, Paul Ryan, had a bad conference call where his members went wild at his disloyalty.— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 11, 2016
But even though he feels besieged by dissension within his own ranks, he vows to come out victorious on Election Day.
Disloyal R's are far more difficult than Crooked Hillary. They come at you from all sides. They don’t know how to win - I will teach them!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 11, 2016
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