Branding as “lies” the sexual harassment accusations against him, Donald Trump on Oct. 22 threatened to sue his female accusers when all is said and done.
The GOP presidential candidate continued his political campaign at the Eisenhower Hotel in Gettysburg, PA. While he recognized the historical significance of the location of the event, Donald Trump, nevertheless, took the time to slam all the women who accused him of sexually assaulting them.
“Every woman lied when they came forward to hurt my campaign. Total fabrication,” he said. “The events never happened. Never. All of these liars will be sued after the election is over.”
Donald Trump pledged to “heal divisions” (and sue his accusers) at a speech at Gettysburg https://t.co/YAEwmDOSpf
— The New York Times (@nytimes) October 23, 2016
Earlier this month, an Access Hollywood tape was leaked showing the billionaire and Today show co-anchor Billy Bush engaging in gutter talk about women. In the behind-the-scenes clip, the presidential hopeful can be heard saying that famous people “can get away with anything.”
In fact, he admitted to kissing women without their permission and mentioned the act of grabbing them by the crotch when he’s attracted to them.
Not content, Donald Trump then directed his ire towards the media for what he claimed was a conspiracy to “poison” the minds of voters. He then said that everything will be sorted out through the lawsuit that he plans to file, and that he was “so looking forward to doing that.”
— BBC News (World) (@BBCWorld) October 13, 2016
He accused the media of being corrupt and for doing the bidding of Hillary Clinton as well as the Democratic National Committee.
“They lie and fabricate stories to make a candidate that is not their preferred choice look as bad and even dangerous as possible,” Donald Trump said, referring to the media. “At my rallies, they never show or talk about the massive crowd size and try to diminish all of our events.”
Kellyanne Conway, the campaign manager of the GOP candidate, said that Donald Trump’s reaction was understandable considering all the accusations thrown at him.
“It’s a way to defend himself, and remind everybody what he has said many times, which is none of this is true,” she said. “They’re fabrications, they’re all lies.”
She added that Donald Trump has an insider’s perspective on the state of media in the country, and that gives him a unique position to change the system from “the outside in.”
Meanwhile, Robby Mook, the campaign manager for Hillary Clinton, took offense at the accusation that they are behind the women who came forward to accuse the billionaire of groping them. He said all the accusations did not come from their end.
He also claimed that Hillary Clinton has never heard of the women before they came forward nor has she contacted them after they voiced out their accusations. To date, 10 new women have alleged that they, too, were victimized by Donald Trump.
“His top priority right now is to attack these people… who are bringing up concerns,” he said. “We’re seeing it across the board. He should just apologize and move on.”
Hillary Clinton, for her part, won’t even dignify the accusations of Donald Trump with a response.
“I debated him for four and a half hours. I don’t even think about responding to him anymore,” she said on Saturday as reported by The New York Times.
The Democratic presidential candidate can afford to take the high road considering that she’s leading the polls across the board. The New York Times also said that Hillary Clinton is leading in key states like Nevada, North Carolina, Florida, Pennsylvania, and New Hampshire.
— CNN (@CNN) October 24, 2016
Indeed, the campaign manager of Donald Trump acknowledged that they are behind in the polls but she still believes they can win it all.
“There are many people in our country willing to reach across the divide, regardless of what you’ve heard in this campaign,” Hillary Clinton added.
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