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Washington-Less than 24 hours after launching new accusations against U.S. officials, Republican Donald Trump has admitted that his strategy to win the November elections is not clear yet.

Trump told CNBC that he didn’t think he has done many mistakes, a clear sign that he has admitted about some of his mistakes.

In an attempt to bring back his campaign on the right track, the White House candidate called President Barack Obama and Democratic rival Hillary Clinton the “co-founders” of ISIS.

He made the same mistakes in several campaign rallies and defended the remarks in an interview.

Following his blunders, more than 70 Republicans signed an open letter to Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus urging him to stop spending any money to help Trump win in November and shift those contributions to Senate and House races.

The letter comes as a number of Republican senators and high-profile GOP national security officials have come forward saying they cannot vote for Trump.

“We believe that Donald Trump’s divisiveness, recklessness, incompetence, and record-breaking unpopularity risk turning this election into a Democratic landslide, and only the immediate shift of all available RNC resources to vulnerable Senate and House races will prevent the GOP from drowning with a Trump-emblazoned anchor around its neck,” states a draft of the letter obtained by POLITICO. “This should not be a difficult decision, as Donald Trump’s chances of being elected president are evaporating by the day.”

The letter ticks off a series of Trump actions that they believe have “alienated millions of voters of all parties,” including, attacking Gold Star families, positive comments about violent foreign leaders and encouraging Russia to find Clinton’s lost emails.

“Those recent outrages have built on his campaign of anger and exclusion, during which he has mocked and offended millions of voters, including the disabled, women, Muslims, immigrants, and minorities,” the letter states.

“He also has shown dangerous authoritarian tendencies, including threats to ban an entire religion from entering the country, order the military to break the law by torturing prisoners, kill the families of suspected terrorists, track law-abiding Muslim citizens in databases, and use executive orders to implement other illegal and unconstitutional measures.”

Clinton’s campaign issued a stern statement to Trump’s accusations, saying the billionaire businessman has “an aversion to the truth.”

“This is another example of Donald Trump trash-talking the United States,” Clinton senior policy advisor Jake Sullivan said in the statement.

Trump was “echoing the talking points of (Russian President Vladimir) Putin and our adversaries to attack American leaders and American interests, while failing to offer any serious plans to confront terrorism or make this country more secure,” he added.