In a speech in Gettysburg outlining his plans for the first 100 days he is in office, Donald Trump threatened to sue the 11 women who have come forward with accusations that the candidate assaulted them sexually. He also decried the concentrated power of the media and accused the press of conspiring with the women accusers against him
In a major speech in Gettysburg, Pa., about his plans for his first 100 days in office, Trump railed against the media for seeking to concentrate its power through mergers and for colluding with his accusers to align against his campaign.
“They’re trying to poison the mind of the American voter. Every woman lied when they came forward to hurt my campaign,” Trump said at Gettysburg, Pa.
“Total fabrication, the events never happened — never. All of these liars will be sued after the election is over.”
He also tied the women to an undercover video that showed Democratic operatives discussing how to get Trump supporters riled up at his rallies.
“Just like we found out about these paid violent protesters, it was probably the DNC and the Clinton campaign that put forward these liars with their fabricated stories,” he said.
“But we’ll find out about their involvement at a later date through litigation. And I look so forward to doing that.”
Trump last week threatened to sue the New York Times for reporting the accounts of two of the nearly dozen women who have leveled allegations against him. His lawyers sent the Times a letter demanding that they retract their “libelous” article.
An attorney for the paper responded with a letter of his own, saying that he would welcome a lawsuit and dispelling the accusation of libel.
“Multiple women not mentioned in our article have publicly come forward to report on Mr. Trump’s unwanted advances,” wrote attorney Marc Kasowitz.
“Nothing in our article has had the slightest effect on the reputation that Mr. Trump, through his own words and actions, has already created for himself.”
Trump has not yet filed the promised lawsuit against the Times. A campaign spokesman on Saturday said Trump plans to sue the paper after the election, as he promised to do with his accusers Saturday.
With what we’ve seen and heard from Trump at this point in his discussions about women, both public and private, it’s hard to disbelieve all the women who have stepped forward.
But in suing someone for libel in the U.S., it is very difficult to be successful. Trump should save his money and his time if he doesn’t want to look the fool twice.