Trump goes after 'foul mouthed' John McCain
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Donald TrumpDonald John TrumpTrump's top adviser on Asia to serve as deputy national security adviser United Auto Workers strike against GM poised to head into eighth day Trump doubles down on call to investigate Biden after whistleblower complaint: 'That's the real story' MORE on Tuesday went after John McCainJohn Sidney McCainAmerica's newest comedy troupe: House GOP Michelle Malkin knocks Cokie Roberts shortly after her death: 'One of the first guilty culprits of fake news' Arizona Democratic Party will hold vote to censure Sinema MORE (R) after the Arizona senator withdrew his support for the Republican presidential nominee.

"The very foul mouthed Sen. John McCain begged for my support during his primary (I gave, he won), then dropped me over locker room remarks!" Trump tweeted Tuesday.


McCain rescinded his support for Trump last weekend after the release of a 2005 tape in which Trump can be heard making lewd comments about women. In the tape, Trump describes how he could grope and kiss women without their consent because of his celebrity status.

Trump brushed off the tape as locker room talk, but the GOP nominee has faced backlash from Republicans since its release. Many Republicans have rescinded their support for Trump and some have called for him to drop out of the presidential race.

In response, Trump on Tuesday tweeted that the "shackles have been taken off," adding that he can now "fight for America the way I want to." 

McCain said in a statement Saturday that he had wanted to support the Republican nominee.

"He was not my choice, but as a past nominee, I thought it important I respect the fact that Donald Trump won a majority of the delegates by the rules our party set. I thought I owed his supporters that deference," the Arizona senator said.

"But Donald Trump’s behavior this week, concluding with the disclosure of his demeaning comments about women and his boasts about sexual assaults, make it impossible to continue to offer even conditional support for his candidacy."

McCain on Monday said he may write in Sen. Lindsey GrahamLindsey Olin GrahamPost peace talks, Afghan elections are the best way forward Trump walks tightrope on gun control Pompeo doubles down on blaming Iran for oil attacks: 'This was a state-on-state act of war' MORE (R-S.C.) when asked during an Arizona Senate debate whom he'll vote for in the presidential contest.

Trump has gone after McCain in the past. The GOP nominee said last year that the Arizona senator, who was tortured for years as a prisoner of war in Vietnam, was not a war hero because "he was captured."

"I like people that weren't captured, OK? I hate to tell you," Trump said at the Family Leadership Summit in July 2015.