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    Trump Blasts Top Republicans' 'Zero Support' Amid Video Scandal

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    Donald Trump blasted the Republican establishment for showing "zero support" fro him.

    WASHINGTON (Sputnik) — The Republican establishment is showing no support for the party’s presidential nominee, Donald Trump said in a statement on Tuesday.

    ​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.

    Trump’s campaign has been rocked since by the release on Friday of a 2005 video in which the businessman-turned-reality-TV star makes several vulgar remarks about women.

    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.

    ​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.

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