Trump: 'It is hard to do well when Paul Ryan and others give zero support'
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Republican presidential nominee Donald TrumpDonald John TrumpGiuliani goes off on Fox Business host after she compares him to Christopher Steele Trump looks to shore up support in Nebraska NYT: Trump had 7 million in debt mostly tied to Chicago project forgiven MORE on Tuesday bragged about polls that show him winning the second presidential debate but admitted it's difficult to succeed without top Republicans backing him.

"Desite [sic] winning the second debate in a landslide (every poll), it is hard to do well when Paul RyanPaul Davis RyanMcCarthy faces pushback from anxious Republicans over interview comments Pelosi and Trump go a full year without speaking Jordan vows to back McCarthy as leader even if House loses more GOP seats MORE and others give zero support!" the GOP nominee tweeted.


Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) on Monday told rank-and-file Republicans he would no longer defend or campaign with Trump, though he did not rescind his endorsement.

The Speaker also told his GOP colleagues during a conference call that they should deal with Trump in a way that ensures they win their own congressional races in November.

Ryan's comments come after the release of a 2005 tape in which Trump is heard making lewd comments about women. In the tape, the GOP nominee describes how he can grope and kiss women without their consent because of his celebrity status.

Trump brushed off his comments as locker room talk during Sunday night's presidential debate.

The release of the tape, though, has resulted in backlash from many Republicans. Some have rescinded their support for their party's nominee and others have called for Trump to drop out of the race.

Trump on Monday criticized Ryan after the Speaker's comments were publicized.

"Paul Ryan should spend more time on balancing the budget, jobs and illegal immigration and not waste his time on fighting Republican nominee," Trump tweeted.

The GOP nominee on Monday also bragged about polls that show him winning the second presidential debate. But the polls he cited are online polls that often allow visitors to repeatedly vote for the person they thought won the debate, rather than more scientific surveys that poll a specific number of people across party lines.

The polls Trump referenced included one from the Drudge Report, which the GOP nominee leads Democratic rival Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonGorsuch rejects Minnesota Republican's request to delay House race Biden leads Trump by 6 points in Nevada: poll The Memo: Women could cost Trump reelection MORE, 70 to 30, and from Breitbart, which showed Trump with a 93 to 7 percent lead over Clinton.

Several polls conducted since the debate have shown Clinton won the debate. In a Politico/Morning Consult poll released Tuesday, 42 percent of voters say Clinton won the debate, compared with just 27 percent of voters who say Trump was victorious.