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‘Shackles’ off? Trump suggests he’s about to go off-script

"Disloyal R's are far more difficult than Crooked Hillary."

Republican candidate for President Donald J Trump speaks to supporters at a rally at Ambridge Area Senior High School on October 10, 2016 in Ambridge, Pennsylvania. Ambridge, Pennsylvania, named after the American Bridge Company, a steel fabricating plant that employed 60,000 workers is a traditionally Democratic stronghold, but is shifting Republican as a shrinking tax base and lost jobs having devastating economic effects on the former industrial community. (Jeff Swensen/Getty Images)

Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump tweeted Tuesday that the "shackles" have been removed from him, suggesting that he may begin campaigning his own way after many Republicans disavowed their support of the candidate following a turbulent period in the campaign.

The tweet indicated that the GOP standard-bearer is about to venture further off-script on the campaign trail.

"It is so nice that the shackles have been taken off me and I can now fight for America the way I want to," Trump tweeted.

Trump’s tweet was part of a barrage of criticism Trump directed at Republican lawmakers, including House Speaker Paul Ryan (Wis.), whom he called a "very weak" and "ineffective" leader.

Following the publication of a 2005 video in which Trump describes grabbing women “by the pussy,” many Republican lawmakers urged Trump to drop out of the race in favor of his running mate, Indiana Gov. Mike Pence.

Trump continued to slam Republican lawmakers who have rescinded their support of his campaign, calling them worse than his rival Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton.

Brendan Buck, a spokesperson for Ryan, told CNN Tuesday, "Paul Ryan is focusing the next month on defeating Democrats, and all Republicans running for office should probably do the same.”

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