During a rally in West Palm Beach, Florida on Thursday, Donald Trump responded to The New York Times’ recent report that he sexually assaulted two women.
Trump told his supporters that the claims these women have made are all fabricated and that they are fiction that the media has put out in an attempt to get Hillary Clinton elected president. He went on to attack the integrity of the women who made these claims, implying something in their background proves that they are not telling the truth.
“Take a look at these people, you study these people, and you’ll understand also,” Trump said.
Trump also said that his campaign has evidence to disprove the claims of these women and that they’ll make that information public “in an appropriate way and at an appropriate time.” He did not go into more detail, but Jerry Falwell Jr. said on CNN earlier today that Trump has email exchanges between him and one of the women where she allegedly asks Trump for a job.
The Republican nominee went on to respond to Natasha Stoynoff, the People Magazine reporter who says Trump sexually assaulted her while she was interviewing him. Trump said that this woman’s claim is ridiculous because she did not come forward with the accusation at the time.
“You take a look,” Trump said of her. “Look at her. Look at her words. You tell me what you think. I don’t think so.”
In the People Magazine article, Stoynoff says that she did not come forward at the time because she was afraid that a wealthy and powerful man like Trump would try to ruin her career if she did. She goes on to say that she wrote the story after Trump denied during the second presidential debate that he has ever sexually assaulted a woman.
Trump also claimed that eyewitnesses have already debunked Stoynoff’s story. No such eyewitnesses have come forward at this time.
Last week, in the days leading up to the second presidential debate, Donald Trump held a press conference with the women who have accused Bill Clinton of sexual assault. His campaign manager, Kellyanne Conway, said that every victim of sexual assault should be believed, and Trump called out Hillary Clinton for disbelieving and attacking these alleged victims.