October 10, 2016

HE'S NOT A REPUBLICAN:

Trump lashes out at Ryan : The highest-elected Republican official abandons Trump as he plunges in the polls. (KYLE CHENEY, 10/10/16, Politico)

Donald Trump shed any pretense of trying to hold his party together Monday, pouring gasoline on an already scorching confrontation with Republican leaders in Washington as they reckon with their nominee's spiraling campaign.

Trump swung hard at House Speaker Paul Ryan, who announced he was abandoning efforts to help elect Trump earlier in the day. His team highlighted the number of voters who pledged to vote only for Trump and no other Republicans. His campaign manager suggested that some Republican Congressman who oppose Trump are guilty of sexual harrassment. And Trump's Virginia state director convened a protest outside the headquarters of the Republican National Committee, accusing the party of bailing too quickly on their only chance to stop Hillary Clinton.

This all gives him the pretext he needs to quit. He can claim the whole thing is fixed, as witness the party refusing to support its own nominee.  He doesn't need to mention the terrifying prospect of losing by double digits to a girl.




Posted by at October 10, 2016 6:45 PM

  

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