Trump attacks ‘self-righteous hypocrites’ condemning his hot mic tape comments and tweets Bill rape claims ahead of crunch debate

After a tumultuous 48 hours following the release of a 2005 tape in which Donald Trump made lewd remarks about women, the GOP nominee has thanked his backers for their support – except for top Republicans.

The tweet, which was sent on Sunday morning, followed several others about Trump’s determination to stay in the race amidst the controversy.

‘Tremendous support (except for some Republican “leadership”). Thank you,’ Trump wrote.