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The 23 women who have accused Trump of sexual misconduct

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Trump with 2012 Miss Universe, Miss Teen USA, and Miss USA.
Donald Trump with the 2012 winners of the Miss Universe, Miss Teen USA, and Miss USA pageants.
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President Donald Trump said during a press conference in September 2018 that his view of the sexual misconduct allegations against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh is “absolutely” influenced by the multiple allegations of sexual assault and harassment that have been made against him.

The president said these “false allegations” against him were made by “women who got paid a lot of money to make up stories about me.” And then alleged that the “mainstream media” refused to report on evidence that the accusations were made up.

As a national conversation on sexual misconduct is gripping the country from Hollywood to Capitol Hill, some renewed attention has been focused on the sexual misconduct allegations that at least 23 women have made against Trump between the 1970s and 2016.

A deluge of women made their accusations public following the October 2016 release of the “Access Hollywood” tape, in which Trump was recorded boasting about grabbing women’s genitals in 2005. Some others made their stories public months before the tape’s release, and still others came forward as recently as December.

Trump has dismissed all of the allegations — which include ogling, harassment, groping, and rape — as “fabricated” and politically motivated accounts pushed by the media and his political opponents, and promised to sue all of his accusers. In some cases, he and his lawyer have suggested that Trump didn’t engage in the alleged behavior with a certain woman because she was not attractive enough.

“Every woman lied when they came forward to hurt my campaign,” the Republican nominee said during a 2016 rally. “Total fabrication. The events never happened. Never. All of these liars will be sued after the election is over.”

Trump has not yet made good on his promise to sue any of the women — although one, Summer Zervos, has sued him for defamation after he called all of his accusers liars – and the White House says that Trump’s election proves the American people don’t consider the allegations disqualifying.

“The people of this country, at a decisive election, supported President Trump, and we feel like these allegations have been answered through that process,” White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders told reporters on December 11, after several of the president’s accusers appeared on national television to rehash their allegations.

But despite Trump’s denials, 50% of voters — 59% of women and 41% of men — surveyed in a Quinnipiac poll released December 19 think the president should resign as a result of the sexual misconduct allegations against him. Several Democratic lawmakers have recently called on Trump to resign over the accusations.

One accuser, Samantha Holvey, who recently spoke out again about her experience with Trump as a Miss USA pageant contestant, said that while his election was painful, she and others see the #MeToo movement as an opportunity to “try round two.”

“We’re private citizens, and for us to put ourselves out there to try and show America who this man is and especially how he views women, and for them to say ‘meh, we don’t care’ — it hurts,” Holvey said on NBC News’ “Megyn Kelly Today” in December. “And so now it’s just like, all right, let’s try round two. The environment’s different. Let’s try again.”

Here are all of the allegations — in chronological order — made by 23 named women:

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