(FOX 5 NEWS) - Republican nominee for president Donald Trump went on the attack against the party that nominated him, 140 characters at a time. He tweeted the "shackles have been taken off" and unloaded on House Speaker Paul Ryan calling him "weak and ineffective" and saying it is hard to do well when Ryan and others have given trump zero support.
Evan Siegfried is a republican strategist and not a Trump supporter. He said Trump is burning the "entire thing" down and is trying to take everybody with him. He said Ryan is saying "enough" and is pulling the ripcord. Siegfried said Ryan is considering the longer-term good of the party.
Ryan and Trump's relationship throughout the campaign has been famously strained and came to a head following the release of the "Access Hollywood" tape that showed Trump bragging about kissing women and grabbing their genitals without consent.
Ryan held a conference call with House Republicans saying he can no longer defend and will not campaign with the Republican nominee. That added to the growing chorus of Republicans rethinking their support for their nominee.
Trump is angry with the party that nominated him. He tweeted: "Disloyal R's are far more difficult than Crooked Hillary. They come at you from all sides. They don't know how to win - I will teach them!"
Siegfried said that Trump is making a terrible move by attacking Republicans because he needs their get-out-the-vote operation.
Despite the GOP exodus from the Trump train, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie commented for the first time about the Trump video, saying he is sticking by the nominee but is disappointed by his actions. Christie said the election is about "bigger issues."