Republicans, in revolt, urge party to de-fund Trump: report

New York artist Scott LoBaido (Left-on ladder) works on a 'Patriotic Lawn T' in support 2016 Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump on Staten IslandMore than 70 influential Republicans have signed a letter urging the party to stop spending money on Donald Trump’s presidential campaign and direct it instead to November’s congressional races, a news report said on Friday. “We believe that Donald Trump’s divisiveness, recklessness, incompetence, and record-breaking unpopularity risk turning this election into a Democratic landslide,” read a draft text of the letter to Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus, which was obtained by the Politico newspaper. It called for an “immediate shift” of party funding to Senate and House races, to aid down-ballot Republicans whose own election prospects have been harmed by Trump’s unpopularity.

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