Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump said he will sue the women who have publicly accused him of sexual misconduct in recent weeks.
Speaking to a crowd of supporters on Saturday, Trump said, “Every woman lied when they came forward to hurt my campaign. Total fabrication. The events never happened. Never. All of these liars will be sued after the election is over.”
Trump accused major news outlets of giving the women “wall-to-wall coverage with virtually no fact-checking ever.”
Nearly a dozen women have come forward in recent weeks to accuse Trump of sexual misconduct. The allegations came after the leak of a video from 2005, which showed Trump making lewd comments about women and boasting about being able to grope women without their permission.
Trump has suggested that the Clinton campaign was behind the allegations, stating that the Clinton campaign and Democrats were likely the ones who “put forward these liars with their fabricated stories.”
The GOP nominee added, “We’ll probably find out later through litigation, which we’re so looking forward to.”
Lisa Bloom, who represents one of the accusers, tweeted in response to Trump’s comments Saturday afternoon: “If Trump sues accusers we then have subpoena power to require not only Trump but all his enablers to appear for depositions. A field day.”