Trump Goes Off On Paul Ryan, ‘Rigged Election’ In Latest Tweetstorm

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks during a campaign rally, Wednesday, Oct. 5, 2016, in Reno, Nev. (AP Photo/ Evan Vucci)
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As Donald Trump’s poll numbers suffer in the aftermath of vulgar comments surfaced in a 2005 tape and several accusations of sexual misconduct, the Republican nominee on Sunday lashed out at House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI) and warned of a “rigged election.”

Trump started going after Ryan when the Speaker distanced himself from the GOP nominee after the 2005 tape in which Trump brags about groping women, and Trump has not relented on the Speaker. And he continued to complain about a lack of support from Ryan on Sunday.

Faced with the prospect of losing in November, Trump has also redoubled his warnings of a “rigged election” recently, setting himself up to blame his loss on anything or anyone but himself. On Sunday, Trump published a series of tweets telling supporters that the election has been rigged by the media and the Hillary Clinton campaign, beginning with a tweet bashing Saturday Night Live.

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  1. Avatar for lew lew says:

    Wow. Not even a passing acquaintance with reality. Clearly not on speaking terms.

  2. Avatar for jm_tpm jm_tpm says:

    Donald Trump does the sociopathic demagogue version of a “Gish Gallop”. He puts out so many nonsensical statements, lies and assertions that it is impossible to keep up. I have never seen a major candidate with less interest in maintaining even the appearance of credibility.

  3. How about admitting you know nothing about “politics”, Donald!

  4. Can you imagine living with this guy?
    The constant whining and complaining over any slight…whether real or imagined.

    Someone should have seen this - based on his easily bruised personality - and advised him not to run for president. He doesn’t have the discipline to stay on message and not get distracted. Yet KellyAnne complains that media doesn’t focus on ISSUES like healthcare or the economy. Well someone should tell Kells NEITHER IS DONALD!

    I would be scared everyday if this man was president. He’s too unhinged, mentally unfit, emotionally unsuitable and prone to cray outbursts.

    Just three more weeks…just three more weeks…

  5. Burn it all down Donnie, WE won’t have to rebuild it.

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