Donald Trump refuted all claims of sexual misconduct and inappropriate behavior with women that have surfaced in recent days during a defiant speech in West Palm Beach, Florida, on Thursday, October 13.
Earlier in the week, two women claimed to The New York Times that the Republican presidential nominee, 70, inappropriately touched them years ago, and a third woman told the Palm Beach Post that she was groped by the GOP candidate in 2003. A writer for People magazine also alleged that Trump kissed her without consent during a 2005 interview.
“These vicious claims about me of inappropriate conduct with women are totally and absolutely false,” he told the crowd. “These claims are fabricated. They’re pure fiction, and they’re outright lies. These events never, ever happened.” He also called the women making the accusations “horrible, horrible liars."
Trump also questioned why the People reporter didn’t include the sexual advances in the original story. “The area was a public area, people all over the place,” he said. “You take a look. Look at her, look at her words …. I don’t think so.”
The former Apprentice star said he could disprove all of the stories and is preparing a lawsuit against The New York Times. “We already have substantial evidence to dispute these lies, and it will be made public at an appropriate place and an appropriate time soon,” he said. "Even a simple investigation would have confirmed that these were nothing more than false smears.”
Trump alleged that the stories were orchestrated by his rival Hillary Clinton and “corporate media" just weeks before election day. “It's not coincidence that these attacks come at the exact same moment and all together at the same time as WikiLeaks releases documents exposing the massive international corruption of the Clinton machine, including 2,000 more emails just this morning,” he said.
The billionaire businessman also commented on his relationship with his wife, Melania Trump, amid the recent scandals connecting him with various women. "We are stronger today than we ever were before,” he said.
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