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Donald Trump Claims His Accusers Are All Lying: ‘I Have No Idea Who These Women Are’

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Evan Vucci/AP
Evan Vucci/AP

Donald Trump has once again addressed the sexual assault allegations that have been made against him, saying they are “all 100 percent, totally and completely fabricated” and that he has “no idea who these women are.”

“It’s a phony deal, I have no idea who these women are, and I think you all know I have no idea,” he told the crowd at a rally in Greensboro, North Carolina, on Friday.

He later added that the claims were “in just about all cases, nonsense.”

Trump also attacked his accusers, singling out some of the women, including PEOPLE writer Natasha Stoynoff. PEOPLE Editor in Chief Jess Cagle released a statement saying PEOPLE stands steadfastly by Stoynoff and her story of being assaulted by Trump in 2005 while on assignment for the magazine. 

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Trump’s denial on Friday came just hours after a new accuser, Kristin Anderson, came forward to allege that Trump inappropriately groped her at a nightclub in the 1990s, and at the same time his latest accuser, former Apprentice contestant Summer Zervos, alleged at a press conference with attorney Gloria Allred that Trump sexually harassed her after the show.

Trump insisted at the rally that the allegations against him are “lies being pushed by the media and the Clinton campaign to try and keep their grip on the American country.”

“It’s a total setup,” he added.