More than 70 Republicans have signed an open letter to their party chairman urging him to stop funding Donald Trump’s campaign.
In their letter, first reported by Politico, they said Trump’s “recklessness, incompetence and record-breaking unpopularity” risked turning the presidential election into a landslide for his Democratic rival Hillary Clinton.
They said the party should focus its resources on getting members of Congress re-elected, to prevent it from “drowning with a Trump-emblazoned anchor around its neck.”
POLITICO (@politico) August 11, 2016
Clinton’s lead over Trump in opinion polls has widened in recent days, while a growing number of Republicans have warned they won’t support their party’s nominee.
Trump the billionaire did not seem worried his party could cut him off.
“All I have to do is stop funding the Republican Party,” he said in a Fox News interview.
Hillary Clinton set for landside win with Trump having less than 4.8% chance to win based on polls accross this week https://t.co/fkUdbGO6Ww— WikiLeaks (@wikileaks) August 8, 2016
Many Republicans have voiced exasperation with the provocative tone of Trump’s campaign.
In his latest remarks, the real estate mogul called Clinton and president Barack Obama the “co-founders” of the militant group calling itself Islamic State.
Clinton said the comments should disqualify him from the race.
Anyone willing to sink so low, so often should never be allowed to serve as our Commander-in-Chief.— Hillary Clinton (@HillaryClinton) August 11, 2016