Republican presumptive nominee Donald Trump had harsh words for his Republican critics on Wednesday in Atlanta. The billionaire told Republican leaders to “just be quiet. Don’t talk.” The criticism is not likely to win Trump support from Republican leaders that have reluctantly endorsed the billionaire.
“Honestly folks… our leaders have to get tougher,” stated Trump.
Trump made it clear during his speech that he would not try to close the gap between the Republicans to try and win support from party leaders. Reasserting his displeasure for Republican leaders, Trump stated, “They have to get tougher, they have to get sharper.”
The presumptive Republican nominee’s speech came after Larry Hogan, Republican governor of Maryland, stated that he will not vote for Trump in the general election. John Kasich also came out this morning stating that he cannot endorse Trump yet.
House Speaker Paul Ryan was the main focus of Trump’s criticism on Wednesday. Ryan has fought back against Trump’s comments on banning all Muslims from the United States. Ryan further stated that he would speak out any time he does not agree with Trump’s comments.
Trump spoke of the Orlando massacre that left 49 people dead following the mass shooting, and stated that the LGBT community has been in favor of what Trump has said in the wake of the attacks.