(Worthy News) – The Republican civil war escalated Tuesday as Donald Trump trained his fire on down-ballot candidates of his own party.
The Republican nominee in a Twitter tirade pronounced himself free of the of responsibility for the GOP, tacitly encouraging his legions of loyal supporters to vote for him on Election Day but spurn the rest of the ticket.
Trump has periodically taken aim at individual Republicans since securing the nomination in May. This is the first time the celebrity businessman has targeted the party that is spending millions of dollars to elect him. [ Source ]
A House Divided: More Evangelical Leaders Take a Stand Against Trump
Trump has since apologized for the remarks but that hasn’t halted the avalanche of criticism. One of the biggest rifts comes from inside Trump’s own “evangelical council.”
Mega-church pastor James MacDonald sent an email to fellow members of the faith council condemning Trump and distancing himself from the candidate. [ Source ]