Republican politicians are bailing out on Donald Trump like rats deserting a sinking ship today.
Donald Trump should withdraw and Mike Pence should be our nominee effective immediately.
— Senator John Thune (@SenJohnThune) October 8, 2016
If Donald Trump wishes to defeat Hillary Clinton, he should do the only thing that will allow us to do so – step aside. My full statement: pic.twitter.com/hadKP4gIrr
— Cory Gardner (@CoryGardner) October 8, 2016
I will not vote for Donald Trump. Read my statement here: pic.twitter.com/F8zajgDZpg
— Kelly Ayotte (@KellyAyotte) October 8, 2016
Another dam is bursting. Staffers have had it with their bosses backing Trump. From a former Hill staffer: pic.twitter.com/g9eTbEc6cu
— Abby Livingston (@TexasTribAbby) October 8, 2016
And that’s not even close to all of them. This is a mass exodus like we’ve never seen in a presidential campaign. They put up with the demonization of Hispanics and Muslims, the degradation and insults to people with handicaps, the insane foreign policy ignorance, the associations with white supremacists, the constant flood of blatant lies — but now we know where the GOP’s moral bottom is.
Mike Pence is reportedly “inconsolable.” Now he knows how the women of Indiana feel about his governorship.
A source close to Trump camp told me Pence and his team are “absolutely apoplectic,” “melting down” and “inconsolable.”
— Philip Rucker (@PhilipRucker) October 8, 2016
Trump just tweeted out a defiant all-caps rant:
The media and establishment want me out of the race so badly – I WILL NEVER DROP OUT OF THE RACE, WILL NEVER LET MY SUPPORTERS DOWN! #MAGA
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 8, 2016
But the floodgates are opening:
— Kyle Blaine (@kyletblaine) October 8, 2016
— The Daily Beast (@thedailybeast) October 8, 2016
So here’s an open thread to keep up with this wild news day. Tomorrow night’s debate is going to be fantastic.
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