The multiple women who have accused President Trump of sexual misconduct say they feel like their stories were forgotten after the election.
Amid the renewed outrage over allegations against other high-profile men, the women say saying it’s “disturbing” that “many of Trump’s diehard supporters are so stubborn that they can’t seem to come to terms with the reality that their president is just as guilty as Roy Moore.”
“I feel like we were forgotten about and there was no justice,” Melinda McGilivray, who accused Trump of groping her at Mar-a-Lago in 2003, told People magazine.
“Things just seem to fall off of Trump, I’m extremely disappointed,” said Jessica Leeds, who came forward to accuse Trump of trying to kiss her and touch her inappropriately on a flight in the 1980s.
Trump dismissed the flood of allegations against him that surfaced during the campaign last year after a leaked “Access Hollywood” tape included audio of Trump boasting about groping and kissing women without their consent. He called the allegations “made-up stuff” and “fake news.”
“All I can say is it’s totally fake news — just fake. It’s fake, it’s made-up stuff. And it’s disgraceful what happens,” Trump said in October.
White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders also told reporters that the White House official stance is that all of Trump’s accusers are liars.
“We’ve been clear on that from the beginning and the president has spoken on it,” she said.
“For Trump and his press secretary to continue to push the false agenda that the women are liars and continue to so cavalierly defame private citizens is outrageous and improper,” said Natasha Stoynoff, who is a writer for People and also one of Trump’s accusers.
McGilivray told People magazine that she was “appalled” that various Republicans have said they believe Moore’s accusers, but have not believed Trump’s accusers.
“It’s disturbing,” she said, adding “that many of Trump’s diehard supporters are so stubborn that they can’t seem to come to terms with the reality that their president is just as guilty as Roy Moore.”
A timeline of sexual assault allegations against Trump.
For those of you who are about to yell "what about Bill Clinton!?"
Clinton was impeached for lying about a blowjob.
I'm sure the same fate can be arranged for Trump.pic.twitter.com/dIT4bCViUm
— Holly O'Reilly (@AynRandPaulRyan) November 17, 2017