Trump Hits WashPost Over Rachel Crooks' Kiss Story: 'False Accusation'

Rachel Crooks first claimed a few weeks before the 2016 election that Trump once forcibly kissed her in an elevator lobby at Trump Tower
Rachel Crooks first claimed a few weeks before the 2016 election that Trump once forcibly kissed her in an elevator lobby at Trump Tower

21 February, 2018

That's when she says Trump kissed her. She's been telling her story publicly since the fall of 2016, and the page one story in today's Washington Post contains little new detail. "I was so upset that he thought I was so insignificant that he could do that".

Crooks's story is not new.

President Donald Trump slammed The Washington Post on Tuesday for a story detailing a woman's claim that he kissed her while waiting for an elevator inside Trump Tower in NY 12 years ago.

In tweets Tuesday, Trump responded by saying the forced kissing "never happened".

After Trump's election, Allred wrapped up her media campaign and none of the women, including Crooks, filed any charges.

Trump's voice can be heard on a recording made during an appearance on the "Access Hollywood" program saying he has grabbed women by their genitals and cannot resist kissing attractive women.

On Tuesday, President Donald Trump fumed on Twitter over an allegation of sexual misconduct.

Trump's second tweet on Tuesday, referring to one of his accusers having her mortgage "paid off", appeared to be a reference to Jill Harth. "Only @FoxNews so reported", Trump was apparently referencing a December 2017 story from The Hill discussed on air on Fox News. She's running for state legislature in Ohio.

"You know, I'm automatically attracted to beautiful - I just start kissing them", Trump said to Billy Bush in the 2005 tape.

Trump's tweets come at a time when his interactions with women over the years are in sharp focus. The former Bayrock Group receptionist has said that the encounter happened on the 24th floor of Trump Tower, not in the lobby.

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"Let's clear this up for everyone". "It's liars like you in politics that have prompted me to run for office myself".

Ms Crooks said he immediately took her face in his hands, and "started kissing me on one cheek, then the other cheek" on January 11, 2006. She described an incident the next year in which Trump kissed her cheeks and "kissed me directly on the mouth".

'It felt like a long kiss, ' Crooks told the gathering, a confab of women meant to drum up support for her political campaign.

She said the incident lasted around two minutes. Cohen has released a statement for Clifford denying she had an affair with Trump in 2006.

Trump has denied ever meeting her.

The story is similar to Daniels' account.

Cook's and other allegations against Trump were part of the debate during the 2016 election about whether he was qualified to hold the highest elected office.

Cohen admitted to making the payment earlier this month, but said it was a "private transaction" from his "own personal funds".

Bloom worked for four women who planned to accuse Trump, but only two came forward.

"Everything is off now", Rodriguez said, "and Stormy is going to tell her story".

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