San Antonio Texas fundraiser

10/11/2016

San Antonio Texas

BY TEXAS TRIBUNE

Donald Trump, speaking at a Tuesday fundraiser in San Antonio. The Republican presidential nominee called out members of his own party for not being fully supportive of him, including U.S. House Speaker Paul Ryan, whom he accused of "total disloyalty to the party." Trump repeated the line, suggesting he feels more untethered from the Republican establishment than ever following Ryan's announcement Monday. "It feels so good," Trump told donors. Trump spoke for roughly 15 minutes at the fundraiser, which was held at the Grand Hyatt hotel in downtown San Antonio. Notable attendees included Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick, who chairs Trump's efforts in Texas, and Agriculture Commissioner Sid Miller. 

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At San Antonio Fundraiser, Trump Attacks Paul Ryan for "Disloyalty"

BY TEXAS TRIBUN

SAN ANTONIO — Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump, speaking at a Tuesday fundraiser here, continued to call out members of his own party for not being fully supportive of him, including U.S. House Speaker Paul Ryan, whom he accused of "total disloyalty to the party."

Trump promised to be "fighting like hell" until Nov. 8 but expressed frustration with resistance in his own party — especially from Ryan, who announced Monday he would focus on down-ballot races in the home stretch to Election Day. Trump sharply contrasted his approach to the final weeks with that of the last GOP presidential ticket — which, he noted, included Ryan.

"I think they forgot that there was an election because something happened in the last month where you didn't see them, right?" Trump said according to audio of the event obtained by The Texas Tribune. "You didn't see them. I said, 'Why aren't they on the shows? Why aren't they all over the place?'" 

Earlier in his remarks, Trump said occasionally "our own party gets in the way" of his campaign. "Sometimes it's harder to beat our own party than it is to beat the person on the other side," Trump told donors.

Trump previewed that message earlier Tuesday on Twitter, railing against Ryan as a "very weak and ineffective leader." Trump kept up the criticism at the fundraiser, suggesting Ryan should focus more on budget issues than on criticizing the GOP nominee — and even reaching back to Ryan's time as Republican Mitt Romney's running mate in the 2012 presidential race.

"This guy lost four years ago," Trump said, "in, like, a landslide."

Trump also tweeted Tuesday that the "shackles have been taken off me and I can now fight for America the way I want to." At the fundraiser, Trump repeated the line, suggesting he feels more untethered from the Republican establishment than ever following Ryan's announcement Monday.

"It feels so good," Trump told donors.

Trump spoke for roughly 15 minutes at the fundraiser, which was held at the Grand Hyatt hotel in downtown San Antonio. Notable attendees included Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick, who chairs Trump's efforts in Texas, and Agriculture Commissioner Sid Miller. 

BY TEXAS TRIBUN




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