Donald Trump has completely forgotten about the presidential election and is instead engaged in trashing Speaker of the House Paul Ryan.
Ryan sent the signal to House Republicans that it is time to abandon Trump, “You all need to do what’s best for you in your district.” After Speaker of the House Paul Ryan told his House Republicans that he is done with Trump, the Republican nominee trashed the highest elected Republican official in the country.
Paul Ryan should spend more time on balancing the budget, jobs and illegal immigration and not waste his time on fighting Republican nominee
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 10, 2016
Trump spent the day after losing another presidential debate firing bombing the Speaker of the House from his own party.
Ryan still hasn’t taken back his endorsement of Trump, so he has earned no medals for political courage in the service of the public good, but the Republican Party is effectively writing off the White House in an attempt to save their House and Senate majorities.
Trump’s supporters are vowing to vote against any Republican candidate who abandons their hero, so what the national is witnessing on a larger scale is the same dynamic that political observers have been watching play out for years in the Republican House majority.
The civil war between the Republican Party and a far right conservative insurgency that is determined to take over the party has finally made it to the big time. Republicans aren’t in a contest for control of the White House with Democrats, they a fighting among themselves for control of their party.
By going after Paul Ryan, Donald Trump has lit the match that burns the Republican Party to the ground.