Politics

Trump rejects assault claims, says he is a victim of smears

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump stands on stage with female supporters during a campaign rally, Friday, Oct. 14, 2016, in Charlotte, N.C. (AP Photo/ Evan Vucci)

Donald Trump on Friday rejected claims of women accusing him of sexual misconduct, and portrayed himself as "the victim of one of the great political smear campaigns in the history of our country," orchestrated by the media and established politicians. His Democratic rival Hillary Clinton on Friday called the election "incredibly painful." "I take absolutely no satisfaction in what is happening on the other side with my opponent," she told a crowd at a campaign field office in Seattle, Washington. President Barack Obama warned meanwhile that America's very democracy is at stake in the November 8 election because of the Republican presidential candidate.

Lies, lies, lies.

Trump told the crowd at a rally Friday in Greensboro, North Carolina

As Trump spoke at a rally Summer Zervos -- an ex-contestant on his reality TV show "The Apprentice" -- came forward to accuse him of kissing, groping and thrusting his genitals at her during a meeting at a California hotel in 2007. It later released a statement from one John Barry, identified as Zervos's first cousin, claiming that Zervos had praised Trump for years. Barry implied that Zervos was upset because Trump refused to visit her California restaurant during the primaries. Also Friday a former aspiring model, Kristin Anderson, told the Washington Post that Trump had sidled up to her in a nightclub in the early 1990s, reached under her skirt and touched her vagina through her panties. They were the latest in a stream of women accusing Trump of predatory sexual behavior, adding to the woes of his now free-falling presidential bid.

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Donald John Trump(born June 14, 1946) is an American businessman, television producer, author, politician, and the Republican Party nominee for President of the United States in the 2016 election.