Trump On Sexual Assault Accuser: 'Never Happened'

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Trump added a rhetorical question bridging the two tweets: "Who would do this in a public space with live security.cameras running".

Rachel Crooks is running for a state house seat in OH after coming forward with accusations that President Donald Trump once accosted her while she was waiting for an elevator in Trump Tower.

She is one of 19 woman to accuse Trump of sexual misconduct they say occurred over a span of decades.

Crooks called Trump's bluff Tuesday after the president claimed in a series of tweets that he doesn't know Crooks and had never met her - referring to the existence of video footage as proof that Crooks is lying.

As told in the Post story, Crooks says she met Trump near the elevators on Trump Tower's 24th floor, outside the offices of the company where she worked at the time.

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.

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Trump blasted back Tuesday, saying he doesn't know Crooks - and has never been in the habit of kissing women in the lobby of his very-public office and residential tower. She said Trump kissed her without her consent when she was a 22-year-old receptionist for the investment firm Bayrock Group, located at Trump Tower in New York City. Just kiss. I don't even wait. "He wouldn't let go of my hand, and then he went right in and started kissing me on the lips", Crooks said in the Post's article. 'It felt like a long kiss, ' she said.

The claims have continually resurfaced as other tales of sexual indiscretions from Trump's past have made headlines. "The whole thing probably lasted two minutes, maybe less". I just want people to listen. In that video, which didn't come out until October 2016, Trump is heard grabbing a mint before disembarking from a bus to greet an actress.

"When you're a star, they let you do it", Trump said. She saw her departure from NY as "one of the first real failures or defeats of my life, where the world wasn't what I hoped it was going to be, and I started to really doubt myself", she told Saslow.

The White House has repeatedly said American voters made their judgment on Trump's behavior by electing him president. How many women have to come forward?