Donald Trump had vowed on Saturday to sue the women who have accused him of sexual misconduct in the past weeks.
“Every woman lied when they came forward to hurt my campaign,” Trump said during remarks in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. “This is a total fabrication. The events never happened. Never. All of these liars will be sued after the election is over.” Trump Said.
A “simple phone call” to major news outfits “gets them wall-to-wall coverage with virtually no fact-checking ever.” Trump added.
In the last 2 weeks, at least 10 women have come forward to accuse Trump of inappropriately touching them. Their allegations came after a 2005 videotape surfaced of Trump bragging about being able to assault women and get away with it.
Trump often threatens to file lawsuits without actually doing so.
Trump, earlier this month, threatened to sue The New York Times when it published sexual assault allegations against him, but nearly 2 weeks later, he has refused to follow through.
However, Trump went on to suggest on Saturday that Hillary Clinton’s campaign was behind the women’s assault allegations.
“It was probably the (Democratic National Committee) and Hillary’s campaign who put forward these liars with their fabricated stories,” Trump said. “But we’ll probably find out later through litigation, which we are so looking forward to.”
A message left with Clinton’s campaign Saturday was not immediately responded to.