President Donald Trump has been accused of sexual misconduct by many women, three of which have made public demands for Congress to investigate the many allegations against him. Samantha Holvey, Jessica Leeds, and Rachel Crooks even appeared on “Megyn Kelly Today” to host a press conference on behalf of all the accusers.

“Women have found strength in one another and the courage to come forward, leaving many powerful men to suffer the consequences of their actions,” Crooks said at the press conference. “Trump, however, has escaped this path unscathed.”

On Tuesday, Crooks she was “not surprised” that the president had called her a liar in a tweet, adding that “he should be afraid” of the truth being revealed.

“It is the first time, I guess, he's attacked me personally on Twitter, but his whole approach to this has been to deny the allegation of myself and, like you said, almost 20 women who have come forward. So it's not surprising,” she said during an interview. “But I would think as our president he would have more important things to do than tweet at me and try to discredit my story. I know what's true, he knows what's true and I think he should be afraid of that.”

Crooks has been arguably the most vocal of the women who have come forward with these allegations against the president. This year, she will be running for a seat in Ohio's state legislature. She had her story featured in the Washington Post earlier this week with the headline: “Is anyone listening?”

Of course, Donald Trump replied angrily and continued to deny the allegations. He took to Twitter to lash out against Crooks.

“A woman I don’t know and, to the best of my knowledge, never met, is on the FRONT PAGE of the Fake News Washington Post saying I kissed her (for two minutes yet) in the lobby of Trump Tower 12 years ago. Never happened,” he claimed. “Who would do this in a public space with live security cameras running. Another False Accusation.”

The President then turned to the Washington Post.

“Why doesn’t @washingtonpost report the story of the women taking money to make up stories about me? One had her home mortgage paid off. Only @FoxNews so reported…doesn’t fit the Mainstream Media narrative,” he concluded.

Trump has repeatedly denied the accusations. In a White House statement, it was said “These false claims, totally disputed in most cases by eyewitness accounts, were addressed at length during last year’s campaign, and the American people voiced their judgment by delivering a decisive victory. The timing and absurdity of these false claims speaks volumes and the publicity tour that has begun only further confirms the political motives behind them.”

Trump's accusers have received an uptick and renewed level of attention following the #MeToo movement, which saw thousands of women sharing their personal stories of sexual harassment and misconduct.

 

H/T: Politico