Republican nominee Donald Trump gave a speech in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania on Saturday on what the first 100 days of his presidency would look like. He didn’t reveal a lot of new policy ideas, but say this: Trump will sue all of the women who said they were sexually assaulted by him.
“Every woman who lied when they came forward to hurt my campaign, total fabrication,” he said near the beginning of his speech. “The events never happened, never. All of these liars will be sued after the election is over.”
His announcement was met with cheers from the audience.
Trump criticized the media for “virtually no fact-checking” of the women’s accounts.
Thus far, 11 women have come forward to say they were sexually assaulted by the Republican nominee. Despite promising to deliver evidence that would dispute the accounts, Trump has come up with little in his defense. A British man, Anthony Gilberthorpe, claims to have been in the same first class cabin as Jessica Leeds when Trump allegedly Leeds in 1980. Gilberthrope says he was “present at all times” during the flight and that Leeds’ version of events is false. He has repeatedly lied to the media about other things in the past.
Meanwhile, six people have corroborated the account of Natasha Stoynoff, a former People magazine writer who said last week that she was attacked by Trump while trying to interview him and his wife for a reporting assignment.
Trump also spent some time in his speech comparing himself to former president Abraham Lincoln; he then spoke about the need to deport undocumented immigrants, repeal Obamacare, conduct extreme vetting for immigrants from regions that are “terror-prone” (he didn’t clarify which countries), approve the Keystone Pipeline, and build a wall between Mexico and the United States — one that the United States would pay for and Mexico would then “reimburse.” One of the only new ideas he presented was offering vocational training for students — because while some students may not be good at history or physics, they could be able to “build a wall.”
Trump also repeatedly stated that the election was rigged, as he has been doing in recent weeks.