“I’m sure she has never been grabbed before,” Donald Trump quipped Monday after yet another woman came forward over the weekend, accusing the Republican presidential nominee of groping her several years ago.
Jessica Drake, an adult film director and actress, said Saturday she was subjected to unwelcome contact by Trump during a charity golf tournament in Lake Tahoe, Nevada, in 2006. Drake, in a press conference with attorney Gloria Allred, became the 11th woman to launch such allegations against the billionaire businessman.
And Trump, who, speaking of assault said, “I don’t do that,” is hitting back in his own trademark way.
“I don’t grab them, you know as they say on the arm,” he said Monday during an interview with WGIR-AM radio host Jack Heath, which was first reported by CNN. “One said, ‘He grabbed me on the arm,’ and she is a porn star, this one who came out recently. He grabbed me, and he grabbed me on the arm — oh, I’m sure she has never been grabbed before.”
The GOP standard-bearer also had a few choice words for Allred, who he called a “third-rate lawyer” working for Hillary Clinton. The Democratic presidential nominee’s campaign said it has not been in contact with Trump’s accusers.
Trump’s latest counterpunch comes after he announced Saturday during a speech in Gettysburg that he plans to sue each of his sexual assault accusers after the election, regardless of the outcome.
“Every woman lied when they came forward to hurt my campaign,” he said at the time. “Total fabrication. The events never happened. Never. All of these liars will be sued after the election is over.”