In response to the dozens and dozens of GOP lawmakers calling for Donald Trump to drop out of the presidential race, the Republican candidate went on a Twitter tirade Tuesday, lashing out at the party for its purported disloyalty.
Trump particularly went after House Speaker Paul Ryan, who backed out of a joint campaign event with Trump following the release of audio from 2005 in which Trump was heard making lewd and offensive remarks about women.
Big name Republicans including Sen. Mike Lee (Utah), Sen. John McCain and former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice released statements indicating that Trump should drop out of the race.
Last Thursday, a day before Trump’s damning audio was released, a group of 30 former GOP members of Congress signed an anti-Trump letter, because he “makes a mockery” of their principles.
While Ryan has refused to go as far as unendorsing Trump, he said that he would no longer defend him and will instead spend the remaining four weeks of the campaign focusing on House and Senate races.
The Trump campaign has seen a dip in polling numbers over the last couple of weeks and has begun to slip in key battleground states such as Florida and Pennsylvania.