Donald Trump Threatens to Sue Women Accusing Him of Sexual Assault

During a speech devoted to plans for his first 100 days in office, Donald Trump made time to threaten to sue his accusers.

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Donald Trump gave a speech on Saturday in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania where he laid out plans for his first 100 days in office. But in the middle, he went off-topic to threaten lawsuits against the women who have accused him of sexual assault in recent weeks

The GOP candidate said that the women were colluding with the media, and that he will go after them in court. "Every woman lied when they came forward to hurt my campaign," he said. "Total fabrication, the events never happened—never. All of these liars will be sued after the election is over."

He claimed that the Democratic Party, in collusion (of course) with the media, was behind the womens' stories. 

"[I]t was probably the DNC [Democratic National Committee] and the Clinton campaign that put forward these liars with their fabricated stories," he said. "But we'll find out about their involvement at a later date through litigation. And I look so forward to doing that."

This is far from the first lawsuit Trump has talked about over the course of the campaign. Just over a week ago, he threatened to sue The New York Times over an article they printed about the accusations. He had previously threatened the paper with legal action after they printed a few pages of his tax returns. 

Promising to sue but not following through is a longtime Trump tactic, as this USA Today story shows. However, the GOP candidate has talked about how he wants to "open up" the country's libel laws if he is elected, to make his many imagined suits against news organizations easier to win.

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