A tweet posted by Donald Trump on Tuesday, in which the Republican presidential nominee said he had been removed from “shackles,” was met with criticism by the head of the Congressional Black Caucus.
“The moment an African-American hears the word ‘shackles,’ it’s reminiscent of the era of slavery,” Democratic Congressman G.K. Butterfield said in an interview with The Hill. “We’re at a point now where Donald Trump is out of control. We don’t know what’s next.”
In a series of tweets posted earlier Tuesday, Trump accused disloyal Republicans of being “far more difficult” to deal with than his Democratic opponent and seemingly expressed relief over the distance House Speaker Paul Ryan had encouraged GOP lawmakers to place between themselves and their party’s nominee.
“It is so nice that the shackles have been taken off me and I can now fight for America the way I want to,” he tweeted. (Washington Examiner)