If this election hasn't been crazy enough for you yet, it's about to get even crazier—even by Donald Trump standards. With the Trump campaign spiraling out of control, Trump tweeted that "the shackles have been taken off me and I can now fight for America the way I want to." Uh-oh.
This comes shortly after the release of Trump's 2005 boasts about sexual assault, which left Trump even further behind Hillary Clinton in the polls. That tape was the last straw for House Speaker and fellow Republican Paul Ryan, who said he'll no longer campaign for Trump. And Ryan is just one of many Republicans who have abandoned their party's nominee.
Yesterday, after the news about Ryan, Trump tweeted that he should "not waste his time on fighting Republican nominee."
Today, before the shackles tweet, Trump again called out the "very weak and ineffective" Paul Ryan for his "disloyalty."
Then Trump got upset and complained about how hard it is "to do well when Paul Ryan and others give zero support!"
After his shackles tweet, Trump again called out his fellow Republicans' lack of loyalty, and brought Bernie Sanders into the mix too:
Then after that, he followed up again and tweeted that "disloyal" Republicans are "far more difficult than Crooked Hillary." But don't worry, Trump is going to teach them how to win.
Of course, as he so often does, Trump's "shackles" tweet has Twitter going nuts. Many people pointed out that Trump hasn't exactly seemed all that shackled so far:
Others are just preparing themselves for whatever could happen now:
A lot of people connected the tweet to Trump's now infamous sexual assault comments:
Then, of course, many of us are just hoping that this whole thing will all be over soon:
We're almost there, y'all. Hang in there.