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Trump erupts over new groping charges

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>> These viscous claims are totally and absolutely false.>> With his campaign facing its darkest hour, Donald Trump on Thursday, raging against a swarm of new accusations he groped or harassed women over a span of decades.>> Charges that seem to echo Trump's own words on the lewd hot mic tape that plunged his campaign into crisis.
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>> They're pure fiction, and->> Trump blasting as a total fabrication Wednesday night's bombshell from the New York Times on retired businesswoman Jessica Leeds, who says Trump groped her during a flight in the early 80s. And Rachel Crooks, who said he forcibly kissed her at Trump Tower in 2005.
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James Oliphant is on the story.>> His campaign is basically under siege at this point.>> Trump saying the abuse allegations have been orchestrated by a quote, global power structure controlled by the Clinton machine and the media.>> And their agenda is to elect crooked Hillary Clinton. At any cost, at any price, no matter how many lives they destroy.
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>> The Times, Thursday, flatly rejecting a demand from Trump to retract the story or face legal action. Times legal counsel saying, nothing in our article has had the slightest effect on the reputation that Mr. Trump has already created for himself.>> There's a difference in many people's minds between words and actions.
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And now what we're seeing is women coming forward saying Trump has inappropriately touched them, physically touched them. Actually in ways that he described in that lewd tape.>> Hey, when you're a star, they let you do it.>> Forcing himself on them allegedly. And so yeah, I think that does make a difference in the minds of some voters.
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>> Trump going after People magazine writer Natasha Stoynoff, who alleges Trump pushed her against the wall and forcibly kissed her 11 years ago. When she visited his Florida estate for an article on his one year anniversary with wife Melania.>> Take a look. You take a look, look at her.
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I don't think so.>> The new accusations arriving as Trump continues to crumble in the polls. The latest Reuters-Ipsos survey showing Trump now trailing Hillary Clinton by eight points.>> I mean, every week Trump has right now seems to be worse than the week before. He's on a downward slope like we have rarely seen in American politics.
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And it might be that the American public is just ready to move on from Donald Trump. And this could be the beginning of that process.>> They're pure fiction and they're outright lies.