US presidential hopeful Donald Trump is facing a Republican party backlash
Many senior Republicans have withdrawn support for US presidential candidate Trump after his obscene remarks about women became public.
He has been under pressure after a tape from 2005 of him bragging about groping and kissing women was broadcast.Now at least a dozen leading Republicans have said they will not be voting for him, since the comments emerged on Friday.
The latest to withdraw their support are former Republican presidential candidate John McCain and former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice.
Trump has responded in typical, many will say distastefully defiant, style on Twitter.
The second live TV debate begins later today at 9PM EDT from Washington University as the race enters its final weeks. The show will be a town hall-style debate with undecided voters posing half the questions and the debate's two moderators posing the others.
Trump recently said he would not bring up stories about Bill Clinton's infidelities in the debate, after previously threatening to do so.
But in his video apology, he attacked the former president directly:
"Bill Clinton has actually abused women, and Hillary has bullied, attacked and shamed his victims.
"We'll discuss this in the coming days," he said. "See you at the debate on Sunday."
Yes folks the US election circus has just plumbed new depths.
Trump pictured just after making the offensive remarks in 2005
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