|Published : 12 Oct 2016, 09:20:18|
Trump lashes out at Republican chief
Republican nominee Donald Trump has ripped into House Speaker Paul Ryan as a "weak and ineffective" leader, reports BBC.
Trump also said Republicans were coming at him "from all sides" and their disloyalty was harder to fight than the Democrats.
Ryan is the latest Republican not to back Trump after a 2005 video emerged showing him making obscene comments about groping women.
However Trump has been strongly supported by running mate Mike Pence.
"You have nominated a man for president who never quits, who never backs down. He is a fighter, he is a winner," Pence said at an event in Iowa, praising him for apologising during Sunday's debate for his lewd comments.
The renewed party divisions over Trump come as a new PRRI/Atlantic poll suggested Clinton holds a 49-38 lead over her opponent.
A video released on Friday revealed Trump describing how he had sought to have sex with a married woman and making other sexually aggressive comments about women.
On Tuesday, President Barack Obama's spokesman said Trump's remarks were "repugnant" and amounted to sexual assault.
Nearly half the 331 incumbent Republican senators, House members and governors have condemned Trump's lewd remarks on the video and about 10 per cent have called for him to drop out of the race, Reuters news agency reports.