Trump Blames Democrats for Stoking Sexual Misconduct Allegations

12 December, 2017, 18:32 | Author: Chad Mckenzie
  • FILE- Megyn Kelly on the set of her new daytime show ÒMegyn Kelly Today,Ó at Rockefeller Center in New York Sept. 21 2017. Kelly used her morning show on Oct. 23 to denounce her former Fox News colleague Bill OÕReilly and the cable network where

Jessica Leeds, Samantha Holvey and Rachel Cooks recalled their alleged experiences with Trump Monday morning in an interview with NBC News' Megyn Kelly, which served as a preview of a news conference to be held later in the day.

"It was heartbreaking previous year when we all - we're private citizens - for us to put ourselves out there to try to show America who this man is and especially how he views women and for them to say 'Meh, we don't care, '" Holvey said.

The White House issued a statement on Monday, calling all of the claims against Trump "false". The statement dismissed the allegations as part of a "publicity tour" and said they were driven by "political motives". At Monday's press briefing, Sanders responded to a female reporter's question about the growing list of allegations against the president by saying that the White House would soon be putting out "multiple reports" of eyewitness accounts to contradict the accusations.

The press secretary was unable to provide any evidence to discredit the allegations, instead relying on Trump's denials.

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"They should be heard and they should be dealt with, and I think we heard them prior to the election", she said . Last October, Trump said all his accusers would be sued after the presidential election.

After the downfall of media mogul Harvey Weinstein prompted a national discussion - and reckoning - numerous more the more than a dozen women who had previously come forward to accuse Trump of sexual improprieties felt anguish that the same standards of behavior did not seem to apply to the president.

"He would step in front of each girl and look you over from head to toe like we were just meat, we were just sexual objects, that we were not people", she told CNN in 2016. Al Franken, the Minnesota Democrat - in the last week alone.

Many women have come out publicly to accuse powerful men in the worlds of entertainment, the media, business and politics of sexual abuse and harassment, in the wake of allegations against Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein earlier this year.

Crooks said of sexual misconduct: "I think politicians seem to be immune to this". "I've heard these women's testimony, and many of them are heartbreaking".

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Three of them appeared on NBC, then held a press event in NY to demand action from Congress and recount details of Trump's alleged abuse against them more than a year after they first came forward.

Crooks is a former receptionist at Trump Tower and Leeds said she met Trump on a flight.

"Lightweight Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, a total flunky for Chuck Schumer and someone who would come to my office "begging" for campaign contributions not so long ago (and would do anything for them), is now in the ring fighting against Trump", he wrote. "We can not ignore the multitude of women who have come forward with accusations against Mr. Trump". Her claim is that Trump damaged her reputation when he later denied the allegations and called her a liar.

"He stands there as I'm handing him his table assignment and he says, 'I remember you".

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So I needed a moment to process everything because I thought I knew this guy, and then he's being accused of rape", she said. All of a sudden it was, 'They're going to get sick of me.' That's when all my insecurity came.

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