WASHINGTON (Sputnik) — The Republican establishment is showing no support for the party’s presidential nominee, Donald Trump said in a statement on Tuesday.
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) 11 октября 2016 г.
On Sunday night, Trump and Democratic rival Hillary Clinton had their second debate of the 2016 presidential campaign, with the Republican candidate claiming he won.
A Politico poll released on Tuesday, however, found that Clinton won the debate, with 42 percent of respondents giving her the victory compared with 28 percent favoring Trump’s performance.
Several high-ranking Republicans have publicly distanced themselves from Trump over his comments, including Ryan, who said he was "sickened" by what he heard. The House speaker also promised to stop defending Trump, but he did not withdraw his endorsement of the candidate.
In response, Trump called Ryan a "very weak and ineffective leader." The legislative leader had "a bad conference call where his members went wild at his disloyalty," Trump asserted in a Twitter message on Tuesday.
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) 11 октября 2016 г.
Trump has apologized for his remarks in the 11-year-old video, which preceded a television interview, but numerous US media commentators noted the candidate’s controversial statements throughout the campaign. Trump has publicly denigrated immigrants, Latin Americans, Muslims and women.
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) 11 октября 2016 г.