Trump rants about sexual assault allegations: 'It's one big fix'

Ray Hunter
October 20, 2016

But Clinton and Trump are locked in a close race in Ohio.

Even before the mounting allegations, there was evidence that Trump's troubles were hurting the Republican Party's ability to raise money. "You don't know, that would not be my first choice", he said, the second time in as many days he's insulted the looks of the People Magazine reporter. "And there's just no chance for it work".

"We can't expose our children to this any longer, not for another minute, let alone for four years", Mrs. Obama told Clinton supporters at a rally in New Hampshire.

"Don't fall for it", he said. That crack in unity comes in a critical battleground state, where Republican Gov. John Kasich is also not behind Trump.

Trump's has failed at the first task: maintaining Romney's coalition. They were virtually tied in two polls released Thursday.

Ryan said earlier this week that he would not campaign for Trump or defend him, following the controversy set-off by the nominee's sexually aggressive comments about women and nearly daily reports this week about women coming forward to claim the businessman had inappropriately touched them. Bill Clinton was not criminal charged in the case rape accusations, denied sexual assault allegations and admitted no wrongdoing in another case.

With her lawyer Gloria Allred at her side, Zervos read a lengthy and graphic description of how her interactions with Trump progressed, saying she initially believed that Trump was giving her a big break before he invited her to his hotel room and began kissing and fondling her. "Now that's up to him", Hillary Clinton said during a San Francisco fundraiser.

Roger Stone, a longtime Trump friend, explained the candidate's emphasis.

"Because of the revelation of the public video, and everything that came out on ┬┤Access Hollywood, ┬┤ you know, he was really all wrought up, and you could just sense how much anger he had", Clinton said, referring to a video leaked last week showing Trump making lewd comments about women.

Anderson told the newspaper that she pushed the hand away, turned around and recognized Trump as the man who had groped her.

Steve Schale, a Democratic strategist, said this approach reflects a "cratering" candidate desperate to "bring his opponent down with him".

"At some point, you have to look in the mirror and recognise that you can not possibly justify support for Trump to your children - especially your daughters", Missouri businessman David Humphreys told The New York Times, which said he contributed more than $2.5 million (2.3 million euros) in the last four years.

Democratic pollster Paul Maslin said Trump would have to pull down Clinton by 8 million to 10 million votes.

Ayres, the Republican pollster, said elections that are "reasonably close" and involve "clear consequences" usually generate higher turnout.

Presidential turnout in 2012 was about 129 million, down from about 131 million in 2008. Voter registration isn't yet complete, but population figures suggest normal turnout will again top 130 million.

The Clinton campaign, citing information it says is from the Federal Bureau of Investigation, says the hacks are being investigated as part of a broader attack on Democratic Party leaders that may involve Russian Federation.

Clinton also has slim leads in OH (18 electoral votes), North Carolina (15 electoral votes), Pennsylvania (20 electoral votes) and Virginia (13 electoral votes). In both states, there are notable gains among black and Hispanic voters, groups Trump needs to remain cool to Clinton.

The president also had tough words for Republicans, like Ohio Sen. So has the political network of the Koch brothers, the conservative billionaire businessmen.

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