Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump was accused of sexually assaulting People Magazine writer Natasha Stoynoff late Wednesday night, following other accounts of misconduct from several women.
Addressing his controversies during a West Palm Beach rally on Thursday, Trump singled out several of the accusations against him.
On Stoynoff he said:
Look at her, look at her words. You tell me what you think. I don’t think so. I don’t think so.
While the audience cheered, others were stunned:
Trump has since denied this account, as well as the accounts of several other women, including reporters and former participants in beauty pageants who have accused him of unwanted groping and other inappropriate behavior. Footage was also uncovered of Trump watching a then 10-year-old go up the escalator after having a conversation with her and saying, “I am going to be dating her in 10 years. Can you believe it?”
Another series of audio clips, focusing on various interviews between Trump and radio shock jock Howard Stern, have also been released. The candidate spoke vividly on his sexual activities, including infidelity, as well as his fascination with his daughter Ivanka.
Several Republican politicians retracted their endorsements, called for Trump to drop out, or refused to defend his comments (including his own vice presidential pick) after they resurfaced. The Hill compiled a thorough list of the Republicans who have pulled their support or asked Trump to step aside.