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Donald Trump Attacks: GOP Leaders Who Dropped Him Are 'Traitors'

  • by: Alan Duke
  • (Sun, 09 Oct 2016 15:04:37 Z)

Donald Trump is attacking as "traitors" the long list of Republican senators, congressmen and other leaders who have unendorsed him since his lewd comments about women emerged Friday. It is a predictable response from the GOP presidential nominee, considering his past assaults on anyone who spoke out against him.

His Sunday morning Twitter rant included retweets this from supporters Sunday morning:

"Republican leadership" should have only one job: Help elect the nominee we voted for, Donald J. Trump."

"GOP traitors! Not supporting U is voting for her, destroying America."

Trump followed the retweets with a message of his own, appearing to call on his supporters to abandon the GOP: "So many self-righteous hypocrites. Watch their poll numbers - and elections - go down!"

The Sunday night town hall event between Trump and Hillary Clinton could see Trump step up the attacks on his own party's leaders.

About the author:

Editor-in-Chief Alan Duke co-founded Lead Stories after ending a 26-year career with CNN, where he mainly covered entertainment, current affairs and politics. Duke closely covered domestic terrorism cases for CNN, including the Oklahoma City federal building bombing, the UNABOMBER and search for Southeast bomber Eric Robert Rudolph. CNN moved Duke to Los Angeles in 2009 to cover the entertainment beat. Duke also co-hosted a daily podcast with former HLN host Nancy Grace, "Crime Stories with Nancy Grace" and hosted the podcast series "Stan Lee's World: His Real Life Battle with Heroes & Villains." You'll also see Duke in many news documentaries, including on the Reelz channel, CNN and HLN.

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