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Unshackled, Trump lashes out against GOP; Obama condemns video comments

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump pumps his fist during a campaign rally, Tuesday, Oct. 11, 2016, in Panama City, Fla. (AP Photo/ Evan Vucci)

Saying that the "shackles" are gone, Donald Trump stepped up his fierce attacks on his own party leaders, promising to teach a lesson to Republicans who oppose him and to fight for the presidency "the way I want to." On Fox News Channel's "The O'Reilly Factor," Trump said Tuesday evening that he was tired of "nonsupport" from leaders of the party he represents on the presidential ticket. Those close to the business mogul suggested that it was "open season" on every detractor, regardless of party. Trump has acknowledged the possibility of defeat in recent days, but on Tuesday he tried to shift the blame for his struggles on Republican defections and an election system that may be "rigged" against him.

I wouldn't want to be in a foxhole with a lot of these people, that I can tell you, including Ryan. By the way, including Ryan, especially Ryan.

Donald Trump

President Obama said on Tuesday that Trump's comments on a 2005 videotape about groping women would disqualify him from even a job at a convenience store. Speaking at a campaign rally in Greensboro, N.C., for Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton, Obama also criticized some Republicans who have condemned the remarks but are still backing the New York businessman.

Now you find a situation in which the guy says stuff that nobody would find tolerable if they were applying for a job at 7-Eleven.

President Obama
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At a night rally in Florida hours later, Trump made no mention of the apparent Republican civil war, instead training his fire on his Democratic opponent Hillary Clinton.

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This is a list of notable Republicans who have announced their opposition to the election of Donald Trump, the 2016 Republican Party nominee, as the President of the United States. It also includes former Republicans who oppose Trump's campaign and who left the Republican Party during the 2016 presidential election, as well as Republicans who endorsed a different candidate.