From The Hill by Jonathan Easely,
Donald Trump is doubling down in his attacks against House Speaker Paul Ryan,
ripping the GOP leader as a “weak and ineffective leader” and casting a
divided Republican Party into civil war one month before the election.
The Wisconsin Republican held a conference call with the House
Republican Conference on Monday in which he said he’d no longer defend
the Republican presidential nominee following the explosive revelation
of Trump’s sexually charged statements about women.Trump’s support is in free fall, with national polls showing him trailing Democrat Hillary Clinton
by double-digits, and congressional leaders are panicked that the GOP
nominee will cost them majorities in the House and Senate.
But Ryan’s call infuriated Trump’s supporters on Capitol Hill, who lashed out at the Speaker for not being loyal to Trump.
Trump is taking Ryan’s slight personally, and on Monday morning
unleashed a string of tweets that indicate he’ll attack Ryan and GOP
leaders with the same vigor with which he’s attacking Clinton