Trump hits back at ‘vicious claims’ by female accusers
Donald Trump on Thursday aggressively pushed back on accusations from women who have alleged the now-Republican presidential nominee engaged in sexual misconduct with them.
The real estate mogul repeatedly dismissed the women during a rant at a rally in West Palm Beach, Florida, and claimed to have evidence that he would disclose at the appropriate time.
“These vicious claims about me of inappropriate conduct with women are totally and absolutely false,” Trump said. “And the Clintons know it, and they know it very well. These claims are all fabricated. They’re pure fiction, and they’re outright lies. These events never, ever happened and the people that said them meekly fully understand.”
Trump continued, calling the allegations “preposterous” and “ludicrous.” “We already have substantial evidence to dispute these lies, and it will be made public in an appropriate way and at an appropriate time, very soon,” he added.
And he suggested some of the women were too unattractive to be the target of his attention. “Take a look. You take a look. Look at her. Look at her words. You tell me what you think. I don’t think so,” he said.
Already reeling from a 2005 “Access Hollywood” tape in which Trump is heard making comments about sexually assaulting women with impunity because he’s “a star,” more women have come out to contest Trump’s claim in Sunday’s presidential debate that his widely condemned comments were just words that resulted in no such actions.
Trump suggested the damaging stories that have emerged in recent days are a result of collusion between Hillary Clinton’s campaign and the corporate media to elect her so a President Trump doesn’t disrupt the status quo that benefits them.