Donald Trump Can’t Stop Talking About the Women Accusing Him of Sexual Misconduct

October 24, 2016, 8:56 PM UTC
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Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks during a campaign rally at the Delaware County Fair, Thursday, Oct. 20, 2016, in Delaware, Ohio. (AP Photo/ Evan Vucci)
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It’s about two weeks from Election Day, and Donald Trump can’t stop talking about the women who have accused him of groping, harassment, and sexual misconduct.

In an interview Monday with WGIR radio’s show, “New Hampshire Today,” Trump slammed his latest accuser—an adult film actress—saying, “Oh, I’m sure she’s never been grabbed before.”

On Saturday, Jessica Drake became the 11th women to come forward, accusing Trump of unwanted sexual contact and offering her $10,000 and a jet ride if she’d spend the night with him in 2005.

As reported by CNN’s Andrew Kaczynski, Trump told the radio interviewer that Drake’s allegations were “total fiction.” “These are stories that are made up,” Trump said, adding, “I don’t know these women. It’s not my thing to do what they say. You know I don’t do that. I don’t grab them, as they say, on the arm.”

Then, he also said, “One said, ‘he grabbed me on the arm.’ And she’s a porn star. You know, this one that came out recently, ‘he grabbed me and he grabbed me on the arm.’ Oh, I’m sure she’s never been grabbed before.”

Days before the first presidential debate, the Washington Post published Trump’s 2005 hot-mic comments in which he boasted of groping women. Although Trump apologized and dismissed the comments as “locker room talk,” a steady stream of women have come forward since then, accusing him of unwanted sexual contact.

Trump has denied every accusation but he keeps the story in the news by continuing to talk about the women. On Saturday, before his speech in Gettsyburg, Pennsylvania, which was about his agenda for his first 100 days in office, Trump began by announcing he’d sue all of the women who have accused him of sexual misconduct after Election Day.

Lisa Bloom, an attorney for Jill Harth, who was the first to publicly accuse Trump, then released a statement, saying that she would “proudly” defend Harth. She also tweeted out that she’d would represent any other women sued and would crowdfund their defense.

When asked why he didn’t focus on his policy agenda in interviews, Trump acknowledged his supporters and campaign wanted him to stay focused on policy messages, but he said of the women’s accusations, “It’s such a lie. So I bring it out.”

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