Sarah Huckabee Sanders confirmed that all the women who've made sexual harassment allegations against Donald Trump are lying during Friday's press briefing.
During last week's news conference in the Rose Garden, Donald Trump denied a sexual misconduct allegation made by Summer Zervos, a former contestant on The Apprentice, and the subpoena he received from her attorneys during his campaign.
“All I can say is it's totally fake news. It's just fake. It's fake," he told the press. "It's made-up stuff, and it's disgraceful, what happens, but that happens in the — that happens in the world of politics."
In response to Trump's statement, a reporter asked the White House Press Secretary about the women who've made allegations against the president:
Sarah, obviously, sexual harassment has been in the news, at least 16 women have accused the president of sexually harassing them throughout the course of the campaign. Last week during a press conference in the Rose Garden the president called these accusations fake news. Is the official White House position that all of these women are lying?
Eager to move on to the next topic, Sanders responded in a single breath, “Yeah, we’ve been clear on that from the beginning and the president has spoken on it."
@elisefoley @CarolHLN That response so disturbing on many levels! How did she ever get a job as Press Sec!! Worse… https://t.co/DJorK1dlX1— JoyceSC (@JoyceSC)1509131653.0
The subpoena dates back to March, but due to the Harvey Weinstein sexual misconduct fiasco and the victims coming forward using Twitter's #metoo campaign, the harassment allegations towards the president have taken on a renewed interest in the media.
Zervos accused Donald Trump of forcibly kissing her and touching her breast when she met him in his Beverly Hills Hotel room in 2007, but she didn't provide details of the assault until a year ago, just prior to Trump clinching the presidential seat.
Trump issued a statement last year dismissing her allegations:
To be clear, I never met her at a hotel or greeted her inappropriately a decade ago. That is not who I am as a person, and it is not how I've conducted my life. In fact, Ms. Zervos continued to contact me for help, emailing my office on April 14 of this year asking that I visit her restaurant in California.
But the Internet remembers.
Trump himself said he assaulted women. https://t.co/984JAe07uv— Arthur Delaney (@Arthur Delaney)1509132841.0
"I moved on her like a bitch...I don’t even wait. And when you’re a star, they let you do it... Grab ’em by the pus… https://t.co/clRPcR0JrF— Ryan Aguirre (@Ryan Aguirre)1509132232.0
Trump on Weinstein accusers: Doesn't surprise me Trump on 11 women accusing him of misconduct: They're all liars https://t.co/OXqSdDTC3y— Christopher Ingraham (@Christopher Ingraham)1509130930.0
@JaxAlemany @PressSec https://t.co/Z5x5k6y35w— WMKathy (@WMKathy)1509132217.0
Some wondered about Sanders' lack of a conscience from behind the podium.
@aguirreryan years from now, when Sarah writes her memoirs and goes on the talk shows, she'll tell us nothing was h… https://t.co/5dilK23295— Jon Sieruga (@Jon Sieruga)1509151285.0
@Moonspinner55 @aguirreryan I just hope she is doing her talk show interview from the women’s prison she is sentenc… https://t.co/KriGT1ZyeB— Larry Lynam (@Larry Lynam)1509153484.0
@brannonj17 @elisefoley @CarolHLN I think this tweet perfectly demonstrates why she got the job. She's a perfect f… https://t.co/FyaZsYNweI— Tommy Dieterich (@Tommy Dieterich)1509135638.0
The subpoena filed last month seeks all documents related to nine other women who have been sexually assaulted by Trump. His attorneys are trying to dismiss Zerovs' case for what they believe is a "politically motivated" intent.
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