Saturday, October 15, 2016

Trump Campaign Reels Over New Groping Allegations

GREENSBORO, N.C./LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump said on Friday accusations of sexual misconduct against him were part of a plot to discredit him after two more women came forward with allegations that he had groped them.

The accusations – including one from a contestant on his reality show, “The Apprentice” – coincided with the release on Friday of a Reuters/Ipsos opinion poll taken on Oct. 7-13 showing him trailing Democrat Hillary Clinton by 7 percentage points among likely voters in the Nov. 8 election.

Summer Zervos, who competed on the television show’s fifth season in 2006, gave a news conference with celebrity attorney Gloria Allred in Los Angeles, saying Trump kissed her, touched her breast and tried to get her to lie down on a bed with him during a 2007 meeting about a possible job.

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