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Report: Trump Campaign Upset About Trump's Behavior

| by Michael Allen
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Some members of the Trump campaign are going to the media and voicing their alarm over the recent behavior of the Republican presidential nominee.

"I did not think he’d be great in a general election, and thought there’d be episodes of paranoia/irrationality, but this is surprising for me," an unidentified Trump operative told the New York Post. "[Donald] Trump is getting nuttier and nuttier." 

CNBC reporter John Harwood tweeted on Aug. 2: "longtime ally of Paul Manafort, Trump's campaign manager: 'Manafort not challenging Trump anymore. Mailing it in. Staff suicidal.'"

Trump campaign spokesman Jason Miller pushed back against reports to CNN: "The idea that Paul Manafort is mailing it in is completely erroneous. Our campaign just finished up our strongest month of fundraising to date, we're adding talented and experienced staffers on a daily basis and Mr. Trump's turning out bigger, more enthusiastic crowds than Hillary Clinton ever could."

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An unidentified Republican source told CNN that Manafort and members of Trump's campaign "feel like they are wasting their time."

Two unidentified sources, who are close to the campaign, want Trump to apologize to Khizr Khan, the Muslim father of a U.S. soldier who died in Iraq in 2004, whom Trump has battled in the press for several days.

One source added that Trump ought to apologize to "all military families."

There has also been more tension caused by Trump's refusal to endorse Republican House Speaker Paul Ryan of Wisconsin and Sen. John McCain of Arizona in their re-election bids.

Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus has reportedly talked to Trump several times and told him about upset senior GOP leaders are and how donors are walking away.

NBC News went further and noted that Priebus is actually "apoplectic” at Trump for not backing Ryan, the highest ranking Republican lawmaker, in his primary battle.

"I like Paul, but these are horrible times for our country," Trump told The Washington Post on Aug. 2.

"We need very strong leadership," Trump added. "We need very, very strong leadership. And I’m just not quite there yet. I’m not quite there yet."

In addition to the reported troubles with his campaign staff and fellow Republicans, Trump recently berated two fire marshals at his rallies, and told a woman to take her crying baby out of another rally.

Sources: CNN, John Harwood/Twitter, New York Post / Photo credit: Flickr

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