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>> Donald Trump on Monday pleading with Republican Senators to back him in his escalating feud with the Muslim family of a decorated US soldier killed in Iraq. Reuters learning his campaign fired off an email calling on GOP lawmakers to take his side. This after Arizona senator John McCain joined an angry chorus of GOP leaders condemning Trump's attacks on Khizr Khan who stole the spotlight at last week's Democratic National Convention when he questioned Trump's patriotism.
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>> You have sacrificed nothing.>> Political correspondent, John Whitesides.>> The problem for Trump here is that the Trump campaign is not getting a lot of Republicans rallying to their defense. More and more he is having these controversies with top Republicans where they're just not on board with him.
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And it creates an image of a party that's still fractured even after a convention that was designed to show that they were together, but clearly didn't.>> Go ahead.>> Nobody's revoking their endorsements, but clearly he's a little bit out on a limb here.>> McCain, a former prisoner of war on Monday saying quote, while our Party has bestowed upon him the nomination, it is not accompanied by unfettered license to defame those who are the best among us.
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On Sunday Trump appearing on ABC's This Week, questioned why Khan's wife, Gazella, had not spoken at the convention.>> Maybe she wasn't allowed to have anything to say.>> Khan firing back on NBC's meet the press saying, the way he showed disrespect toward a gold-star mother of this country says it all.
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Trump pouring more fuel on the fire Monday blasting Khan in a new Twitter rant. The raging episode keeping Trump far off message to the dismay of many Republicans. Even as a recent Reuters poll shows Democratic rival, Hillary Clinton, now leading Trump by six points.>> I don't know where the bottom is.