It was a typical Monday this week as President Donald Trump unleashed a rant against the "Fake News Media" and the "Democrat Party." According to Trump, the two are working in tandem to make him look bad.
It wasn't this all-too-common rant that stood out in the tweet, but a term Trump used to describe the GOP.
Trump accused the media and Democrats of making life difficult for the "United Republican Party."
READ THE TRANSCRIPTS! The Impeachment Hoax is the greatest con job in the history of American politics! The Fake Ne… https://t.co/4n0qPL0PGN— Donald J. Trump (@Donald J. Trump) 1576504459.0
But when it comes to the phrase "United Republican Party," Republicans aren't exactly united—especially State Senator John McCollister, a Republican from Nebraska.
@realDonaldTrump “United Republican Party?” No There are Republicans ALL OVER the country who want you impeached.… https://t.co/tdseoXc4wi— Senator McCollister (@Senator McCollister) 1576510448.0
McCollister called on Republicans against Trump to tell their stories, and people didn't disappoint.
@SenMcCollister @realDonaldTrump I was GOP for the first 16 year of my voting life. Finally switched parties in Au… https://t.co/4lkKG5pTAr— Matt Austin (@Matt Austin) 1576528482.0
@SenMcCollister @realDonaldTrump I'm a lifelong Republican voter, but I've never trusted DT. He's ALWAYS been self-… https://t.co/uE0pqMc1ob— Rob (@Rob) 1576552708.0
@SenMcCollister @realDonaldTrump My voting record? GHWB, Dole, W, W, McCain, Romney, CLINTON. Because I could see f… https://t.co/2jd7quFwQz— Jennifer Alys (@Jennifer Alys) 1576551345.0
@SenMcCollister @realDonaldTrump I was a Republican for more than 30 years before Trump, believing in the constitut… https://t.co/J0he0VlKHG— Tamara Carlisle (@Tamara Carlisle) 1576555510.0
Many of the replies featured veterans disgusted with Trump's actions.
@SenMcCollister @realDonaldTrump My husband who isn’t on Twitter is a former Republican. He is NOT religious or soc… https://t.co/GvB77zUTvA— 🌊Lovegrace2788🌊RESIST👊 (@🌊Lovegrace2788🌊RESIST👊) 1576551204.0
@SenMcCollister @realDonaldTrump My fiance is a lifelong Republican. Voted straight red. His son is in the Army, w… https://t.co/HxU7eaX18y— Stacy~TheUSAisBroken (@Stacy~TheUSAisBroken) 1576554260.0
@SenMcCollister @retiredfirstsgt @realDonaldTrump Am veteran of 2 Services, from 1973 on when women were not seen a… https://t.co/vCgh4LYHR7— Coral (aka Coco) (@Coral (aka Coco)) 1576555624.0
@SenMcCollister @realDonaldTrump Iraq war combat vet. Registered republican till our national embarrassment harass… https://t.co/a8pEwNbG24— Tweets & the Maytals (@Tweets & the Maytals) 1576554683.0
Others were familiar with his past.
@SenMcCollister @realDonaldTrump I left the GOP when Trump announced his candidacy. Any career real estate professi… https://t.co/H8MJPWltar— Fashion Animal (@Fashion Animal) 1576563463.0
@SenMcCollister @realDonaldTrump I left the @GOP when Trump became the nominee. Joined Twitter to dispel Trump’s cl… https://t.co/LKCA830EXy— Ex-GOP “Human Scum” (@Ex-GOP “Human Scum”) 1576513400.0
@SenMcCollister @AssemblyRoomUSA @realDonaldTrump Life-long conservative. Afforded opportunity to watch all testimo… https://t.co/qO4wYTuxPh— Waffelo Bill Maple Syrup-Flavored Human Scum (@Waffelo Bill Maple Syrup-Flavored Human Scum) 1576542160.0
Trump may still pack rallies and have near-unconditional support from Republicans in the House and Senate, but a growing number of Republicans are coming out against him.
Just today, prominent Republicans George Conway (husband of Trump advisor Kellyanne Conway), Steve Schmidt, John Weaver and Rick Wilson wrote an op-ed in the New York Times entitled We Are Republicans, and We Want Trump Defeated.
The party is far from United.