Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump is on a rampage, attacking the multiple women who recently accused him of sexual harassment.
“What they say is false and slanderous in virtually every respect,” he complained Thursday.
But it has been his response to an accusation from Natasha Stoynoff, a PEOPLE magazine writer, that shows Trump has little-to-no remorse: “Look at her. Look at her words. Tell me what you think. I don’t think so,” he said at a rally in West Palm Beach Thursday, implying that Stoynoff is not attractive enough to catch his interest.
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Stoynoff accused Trump of pushing her against a wall before he “forc[ed] his tongue down my throat.” She was at his compound Mar-a-Lago in 2005 to interview Donald and a pregnant Melania Trump for the magazine.
“But, like many women, I was ashamed and blamed myself for his transgression. I minimized it (‘It’s not like he raped me…’); I doubted my recollection and my reaction,” she wrote. “I was afraid that a famous, powerful, wealthy man could and would discredit and destroy me, especially if I got his coveted PEOPLE feature killed.”
A number of women have since come forward after Trump denied having ever been inappropriate with women during the presidential debate, five days after a tape surfaced in which he bragged about kissing and groping women without their permission.
Similar behavior was detailed by women who accused Trump in articles published late Wednesday by The New York Times and The Palm Beach Post.