Trump causes a divide in the GOP

By Annika Fagerholm 10/12/16

Republican candidate Donald Trump lashed out against House Speaker Paul Ryan on Twitter Tuesday creating an even bigger divide in the Republican party.

Trump tweeted several times calling out Ryan, the other lawmakers that have stopped supporting him, as well as the GOP as a whole, “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!” he said.

Earlier in the campaign Trump claimed that Bernie Sanders should have gotten the Democratic nomination and that the “system is corrupt.”

Members of the GOP have been at odds with one another after Ryan announced he would no longer support the Trump campaign and advised his fellow lawmakers to do the same on a conference call Monday.

The House Speaker was criticized by Trump supporters in Congress who felt that Ryan had effectively conceded the presidential race to Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton.

Ryan made this announcement after a video tape(take out tape)  of Trump making sexually aggressive remarks about women was made public by The Washington Post Friday. The video received lots of media attention and

A NBC/WSJ poll showed that 67% of GOP voters think that Republicans members of Congress should continue to support Trump in spite of the tape.

During the second presidential debate(,) Clinton addressed the video saying, “What we all saw and heard on Friday was Donald talking about women — what he thinks about women, what he does to women.”

The GOP candidate made it clear in his tweets that he will not be taking himself out of the race, whether or not this divide within the Republican party will have a negative effect on his chances of being elected next month, “It is so nice that the shackles have been taken off me and I can now fight for America the way I want to.”

One comment

  1. There are certainly a lot of details like that to take into consideration. That is a great point to bring up. I offer the thoughts above as general inspiration but clearly there are questions like the one you bring up where the most important thing will be working in honest good faith. I don?t know if best practices have emerged around things like that, but I am sure that your job is clearly identified as a fair game. Both boys and girls feel the impact of just a moment’s pleasure, for the rest of their lives.

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