Trump lashes out at accusers, denying alleged Trump Tower sexual harassment incident
President Trump is denying accusations from a woman accusing him of sexual misconduct. Rob Smith has all the details. Buzz60
WASHINGTON — President Trump lashed out at women who have accused him of sexual misconduct Tuesday, denying one woman's account of a 2006 incident in which she says the real estate mogul forcibly kissed her while waiting for an elevator at Trump Tower.
"A woman I don’t know and, to the best of my knowledge, never met, is on the FRONT PAGE of the Fake News Washington Post saying I kissed her (for two minutes yet) in the lobby of Trump Tower 12 years ago," Trump tweeted Tuesday. "Never happened!"
Rachel Crooks came forward in 2016 after Trump boasted to an Access Hollywood correspondent of aggressively fondling women in a leaked recording from 2005. She described an incident the next year in which Trump kissed her cheeks and "kissed me directly on the mouth."
She was then 22 and a receptionist at a real estate firm in Trump Tower.
Trump denied the incident Tuesday after a Washington Post feature about Crooks detailed her efforts to draw attention to serial accusations of sexual harassment and assault against Trump.
"Who would do this in a public space with live security cameras running," he continued. "Another False Accusation."
Trump accused the women accusing him of "taking money to make up stories about me."
The Washington newspaper The Hill reported in December that attorneys for some of Trump's accusers arranged for donors to pay legal, security and other expenses, including paying off one woman's mortgage.
Crooks is now running for state representative in Ohio as a Democrat.