Donald Trump used a campaign rally at the South Florida Fairgrounds today to forcefully deny accusations he has touched women inappropriately.
He said the claims are part of a “concerted, coordinated and vicious attack” orchestrated by Hillary Clinton‘s campaign and the media to deflect attention from the recent Wikileaks release of emails damaging to Clinton.
“These vicious claims about me of inappropriate conduct with women are totally and absolutely false and the Clintons know it,” Trump told a crowd of several thousand at the Expo Center. “These claims are all fabricated. They’re pure fiction and they’re outright lies…These events never, ever happened.”
Trump focused his criticism specifically on a New York Times story about two women who say they were touched inappropriately by Trump and on a People magazine writer’s account of being grabbed by Trump at Mar-a-Lago in 2005. He didn’t specifically address a Palm Beach Post story about a Palm Springs woman who says Trump groped her at Mar-a-Lago in 2003, an allegation that the Trump campaign has said is not true.