Trump on Clinton: She Walked by Me, 'I Wasn't Impressed'

And he says one of his accusers 'would not be my first choice'
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Oct 14, 2016 7:25 PM CDT
Trump: Accuser 'Would Not Be My First Choice'
Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks during a campaign rally, Friday, Oct. 14, 2016, in Greensboro, NC.   (Laura Greene/The Enterprise via AP)

Donald Trump continued responding to allegations of sexual misbehavior in a controversial fashion Friday, saying that a woman who accused him of groping her on a plane "would not be my first choice, that I can tell you." The statement came during what the AP calls a "rambling attack" on Trump's female accusers during a campaign appearance in North Carolina. Two more women came forward to accuse Trump Friday, including Kristin Anderson, who said Trump groped her while sitting next to her at a New York nightclub in the early 1990s. During his North Carolina appearance, Trump actually acted out that accusation, the AP reports, reaching out his hand to touch an imaginary woman as Anderson described while calling her claims "unbelievable."

He also appeared to decry his opponent Hillary Clinton's appearance, telling the crowd that when Clinton walked in front of him during the last presidential debate, "believe me, I wasn't impressed," the New York Daily News reports. Vox reports that he also said of President Obama, "Why doesn’t some woman maybe come up and say what they say falsely about me, they could say about him? They could say it about anybody. They could say it about anybody. I’ll tell you what, he better be careful, because they could say it about anybody. Anybody at all." Meanwhile, Trump accuser Mindy McGillivray says she's leaving the country because she feels threatened over her accusation that Trump grabbed her butt at a Ray Charles concert in 2003, the Palm Beach Post reports. NPR is keeping a running tally of the women lobbying accusations against Trump. (More Election 2016 stories.)

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