President Donald Trump said Tuesday that there’s nothing to the accusations that he sexually harassed and abused women as calls for a congressional probe of his alleged conduct piled up.
Trump said in a tweet that the women accusing him of assault were peddling ‘fabricated stories’ and ‘false accusations’ and he did not know or had not met them.
The White House also denied that the president had ever inappropriately touched the women who came forward during the election but reemerged on Monday to demand action. Trump’s spokeswoman said from the White House podium that the ‘allegations are false.’
Democratic lawmakers such as Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand have demanded that Trump resign and joined the women in pushing for a Capitol Hill investigation.
Trump went on the attack against the New York lawmaker who’s expected to challenge him in 2020 specifically in a second tweet this morning that dubbed her a ‘lightweight’ and someone ‘who would come to my office “begging” for campaign contributions not so long ago (and would do anything for them).’
A trio of the president’s accusers reemerged on Monday morning to hound him for sexually harassing them during Megyn Kelly’s NBC program.
Samantha Holvey, Jessica Leeds and Rachel Crooks had previously made allegations against Trump and appeared on ‘Today’ to demand justice.
They later appeared at a press conference to demand a congressional investigation and Trump’s resignation along with a fourth woman, Lisa Boyne, who called into the news conference.
On Tuesday morning, a fifth woman, Mindy McGillivray, reentered the fray, also appearing with Kelly on Today. She, too, said there should be a probe of Trump.