Pat Buchanan

Donald Trump says the shackles are off — and his first target is his fellow Republicans

Donald Trump says the shackles are off — and his first target is his fellow Republicans

Enraged by Republican politicians who’ve abandoned him, Donald Trump lashed out against his own party on Tuesday, airing grievances against conservatives who won’t support him — an unprecedented embrace of intraparty warfare by a presidential nominee.

It was a remarkable turn, just four weeks from the election. Trump signaled throughout the day that pursuing his personal feud with top establishment Republicans such as House Speaker Paul Ryan or Arizona Sen. John McCain, a former presidential nominee, would take priority for him over preserving what unity is left in the Republican Party.

His bitter outbursts, expressed through public tweets...

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