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Donald Trump’s wife, Melania, has insisted that her husband is a “gentleman” and that the women who allege that he assaulted them are lying.

Melania Trump also said that inappropriate remarks her husband made about women that were caught on videotape were unacceptable but did not represent the man she knows.

Donald Trump was guilty of “boy talk” but was “egged on” by TV host Billy Bush, she added.

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The 2005 tape prompted dozens of Republicans to drop their support for Donald Trump.

In the video, Donald Trump tells Billy Bush, who was then host of NBC’s Access Hollywood, that he can force himself on women because he is a star.

Several women have since come forward and accused the Republican nominee of assault, which he denies.

“I know he respects women but he is defending himself because they are lies,” Donald Trump said in an interview with CNN.

Melania Trump said: “I believe my husband.

“My husband is kind and he is a gentleman and he would never do that.”

The former model claimed the scandal had been “organized and put together to hurt his candidacy” by Hillary Clinton’s campaign team and the media.

“With the details [the media] have got, did they ever check the backgrounds of these women? They didn’t have any facts,” Melania Trump added.

Speaking for the first since the scandal began Melania Trump defended her husband’s conduct with women, saying he had never behaved inappropriately over the years.

Women commonly approached her husband in front of her to give him their phone numbers and behave inappropriately, she said.

Reflecting on the 2005 Access Hollywood videotape leaked to the media 10 days ago, Melania Trump said: “I said to my husband that, you know, the language was inappropriate. It’s not acceptable.

“And I was surprised, because that is not the man that I know.”

After the taped comments became public, Melania Trump issued a statement saying she found the words he spoke to be offensive but she accepted his apology.

Now Melania Trump believes Billy Bush, who was fired by NBC over the tape, was the main culprit.

Donald Trump, his wife said, “was led on – like, egged on – from the host to say dirty and bad stuff”.

Melania Trump also justified her husband’s tactic of appearing with the women who have accused former President Bill Clinton of assault.

With three weeks to go before Americans cast their vote, polls show Donald Trump with considerable ground to make up on Democratic rival Hillary Clinton in key battleground states.

According to latest polls, Donald Trump is losing ground in some of the key battleground states following the publication of a recording in which he made inappropriate remarks about women, which sparked a string of assault claims.

His denial, though, has opened the floodgates for women who are now accusing him of harassment spanning from groping on planes to unwanted advances in the Trump Tower.

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Kristin Anderson told the Washington Post Donald Trump touched her through her underwear at a Manhattan nightspot in the 1990s.

Summer Zervos was a contestant on The Apprentice in 2006, and said Donald Trump forced himself on her at the Beverly Hills Hotel in 2007.

Jessica Leeds told the New York Times that when she was 38, Donald Trump touched her “like an octopus” in the first-class cabin of a flight in the 1980s.

Natasha Stoynoff told People magazine that Donald Trump “forced his tongue through her throat” when she went to interview the Trumps ahead of their first wedding anniversary in 2005

Mindy McGillivray told the Palm Beach Post that when she was 23, Donald Trump grabbed her bottom at his Mar-a-Lago club in Florida in 2003.

Temple Taggart, former Miss Utah, told NBC News Donald Trump kissed her on the lips in 1997, when she was 21.

Donald Trump has denied attacking any of the women who have made allegations against him, saying the claims are part of a plot to damage his campaign.

Donald Trump has rejected fresh claims of assault, saying they are part of a plot to damage his presidential campaign.

The Republican candidate told a rally in North Carolina on October 14: “It’s not hard to find a small handful of people willing to make false smears.”

Two new accusations came from an ex-Apprentice contestant who cited a 2007 incident and a woman who described a case from the early 1990s.

The latest polls suggest Donald Trump is losing ground in some of the key battleground states.

During the rally, Donald Trump said the accusations were “sick” and false, and driven by fame, money or politics.

“Or for the simple reason they want to stop our movement, they want to stop our campaign. Very simple,” he told the crowd.

The New York billionaire added: “These claims defy reason, truth, logic, common sense. They are made without supporting witnesses.

“When the media does what they’re doing now, that’s rigging the system… The election is rigged.”

Saying he was ignoring his own advisers by commenting on the allegations, Donald Trump suggested that he would never have been attracted to Jessica Leeds, one of this accusers.

“Believe me, she would not be my first choice, that I can tell you.”

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One of the new allegations involves Kristin Anderson, who told the Washington Post Donald Trump touched her through her underwear at a Manhattan nightspot in the 1990s.

Kristin Anderson, now 46, said she was “very grossed out and weirded out”.

The publication said it had approached Kristin Anderson after learning of her story through a third party, and she had spent several days deciding whether to go public.

Donald Trump’s spokeswoman, Hope Hicks, said in a statement emailed to the Washington Post: “Mr. Trump strongly denies this phony allegation by someone looking to get some free publicity. It is totally ridiculous.”

Meanwhile, Summer Zervos, who was a contestant on season five of The Apprentice in 2006, said Donald Trump forced himself on her at a the Beverly Hills Hotel.

Summer Zervos, now 41, had been invited by Donald Trump to discuss job opportunities.

She told an emotional news conference in Los Angeles that she met Donald Trump in 2007 in a bungalow at the Beverly Hills Hotel, where the property mogul greeted her by kissing her on the mouth.

Summer Zervos said Donald Trump asked her to sit next to him on a sofa where he “grabbed my shoulder and began kissing me again very aggressively and placed his hand on my breast”.

She fought back tears as she said Donald Trump attempted to lead her into the bedroom, even as she fended off his advances.

Summer Zervos was flanked during the press conference by well-known lawyer Gloria Allred, who has previously represented alleged assault victims of entertainer Bill Cosby.

At the time of the alleged assault, Donald Trump was newly married to his third and current wife, Melania.

Summer Zervos said she was spurred to come forward after Donald Trump denied during October 9 presidential debate ever having committed assault.

Donald Trump rebutted the suggestion on national TV as he was asked about a leaked recording from 2005 in which he is heard bragging that he can force himself on women because he is a star.

Meanwhile, Donald Trump’s campaign presented a British man who disputed the account of Jessica Leeds, now 74. She alleged that when she was 38, Donald Trump groped her on a flight to New York, acting “like an octopus”.

The New York Post reported that Anthony Gilberthorpe contacted Donald Trump’s campaign to counter the claim.

In an interview with the paper Anthony Gilberthorpe said: “I was there, I was in a position to know that what she said was wrong, wrong, wrong.”

Donald Trump’s running mate Mike Pence has said new evidence will emerge on October 14 that will undermine the latest accusations against the Republican presidential candidate.

Mike Pence said the “Clinton political machine” was using slander and lies to deflect from real issues.

Several women have accused Donald Trump of groping them or kissing them forcibly, which he has strongly denied.

First Lady Michelle Obama said some of Donald Trump’s boasts about women were “shocking and demeaning”.

On October 14, President Barack Obama said America was a better place than Donald Trump’s remarks about women, minorities and other group suggested it was.

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Donald Trump was heard bragging on tape that he could force himself on women because he was a star.

However, Mike Pence rejected Michelle Obama’s description, saying he did not understand the basis of her claim.

Donald Trump had categorically denied the allegations and they are unsubstantiated, said the Indiana governor.

“Before the day is out there will be more evidence publicly that calls into question these allegations.”

More information will back Donald Trump’s claim that “this is all categorically false”.

When the 2005 video tape of Donald Trump’s inappropriate remarks emerged last week, Mike Pence was unequivocal in his condemnation of the remarks.

However, for dozens of Republicans, strong words were not enough and they said they could no longer endorse their party’s nominee.

At the second presidential debate on October 9, Donald Trump denied that he had ever committed assault.

A few days later, women began to come forward with stories of Donald Trump forcing himself on them.

On October 13, he was defiant, calling the women “horrible liars”.

Polls suggest Donald Trump is losing ground in some of the key battleground states.

Donald Trump has told supporters in Florida that latest groping claims are “totally and absolutely false”.

He said the women making the allegations were “horrible liars” and the media was colluding with rival Hillary Clinton.

Several women say Donald Trump groped them or forcibly kissed them.

First Lady Michelle Obama earlier said Donald Trump’s boasts about groping women were “shocking and demeaning”.

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“Leaders should meet a basic standard of human decency,” she said during a campaign appearance in New Hampshire.

Seeing Donald Trump make inappropriate comments about women, on a video leaked last week to the Washington Post, “has shaken me to my core in a way that I cannot have predicted,” Michelle Obama said, her voice cracking with emotion.

The first lady never mentioned Donald Trump by name but her references made her target obvious.

Two women told the New York Times that Donald Trump groped or kissed them.

A People magazine reporter also said she was forcibly kissed, while another woman said Donald Trump grabbed her bottom.

Making his first public appearance since the allegations were made, Donald Trump told a rally in West Palm Beach these stories were “a conspiracy against the American people” by the political and media establishment.

Donald Trump said he had evidence the accusations were unfounded and would release that at the “appropriate time”.

In one reference, the Republican presidential runner appeared to imply People magazine writer Natasha Stoynoff could not have been telling the truth because of her appearance.

“Take a look. You take a look. Look at her, look at her words, you tell me what you think. I don’t think so, I don’t think so.”

The media, Donald Trump said, “will seek to destroy your career and your family”.

Donald Trump has threatened to sue the New York Times, which published accusations from two women on October 12.

The publication has responded by saying it would welcome the opportunity to make its case in court.

Many of the women said Donald Trump’s denial during the second presidential debate prompted them to come forward.

Two new women accuse Donald Trump of inappropriate contact, after media outlets reported claims from several women.

Both of them told the New York Times that Donald Trump groped or kissed them.

A reporter for People magazine wrote a first person account describing being forcibly kissed by Donald Trump.

The Republican nominee’s campaign have rejected the claims, describing the NYT article as “defamatory”.

Donald Trump’s camp has made public a letter to the NYT threatening legal action unless the paper retracts the article, which it called “a politically-motivated effort to defeat Mr. Trump’s candidacy”.

The publication said it was standing by its article.

Late last week, a video shot in 2005 emerged which showed Donald Trump making inappropriate remarks about groping women.Donald Trump hails Brexit referendum result

The Republican apologized for the comments – which were widely condemned – but described them as “locker-room talk”.

Many top Republicans, including House Speaker Paul Ryan, have since distanced themselves from Donald Trump.

However, four Republican members of Congress who had urged Donald Trump to step aside have changed position, saying they backed their party.

In the NYT article, Jessica Leeds, 74, from Manhattan, said she had been sitting next to Donald Trump in the first-class cabin of a flight to New York when he lifted the armrest and began to touch her.

“He was like an octopus… his hands were everywhere,” said Jessica Leeds, who was 38 at the time.

“It was an assault.”

A second woman, Rachel Crooks, said she was kissed on the lips by Donald Trump outside a lift in Trump Tower when she was a 22-year-old receptionist at a real estate company there.

“It was so inappropriate,” Rachel Crooks told the NYT.

“I was so upset that he thought I was so insignificant that he could do that.”

Neither women reported their accounts to the authorities, but both shared what happened to them with friends and family.

In People magazine, meanwhile, writer Natasha Stoynoff said an incident took place in December 2005, when she went to interview the Trumps ahead of their first wedding anniversary.

Donald Trump said he wanted to show her around their Florida estate, including one “tremendous” room.

“We walked into that room alone, and Trump shut the door behind us. I turned around, and within seconds he was pushing me against the wall and forcing his tongue down my throat,” Natasha Stoynoff wrote.

A spokesman said the account in People had “no merit or veracity”.

Another woman, Mindy McGillivray, now 36, told the Palm Beach Post she was 23 when Donald Trump grabbed her bottom at his Mar-a-Lago club in Florida in 2003.

Her companion that day, photographer Ken Davidoff, told the newspaper he remembers her pulling him aside moments afterwards and telling him: “Donald just grabbed my ass!”

Donald Trump’s campaign rejected this claim.

Hillary Clinton’s campaign said the “disturbing” New York Times story “sadly fits everything we know about the way Donald Trump has treated women”.

“These reports suggest that he lied on the debate stage and that the disgusting behavior he bragged about in the tape is more than just words.”

GOP presidential front-runner Donald Trump has defended his relations with women, calling them “tremendous”, but stopped short of apologizing for attacking Fox News moderator Megyn Kelly.

Donald Trump was criticized for seeming to suggest that Megyn Kelly was tough on him in Thursday’s first GOP debate because she was menstruating.

In an interview with ABC’s This Week on August 9, the tycoon said that only a “sick person” would interpret his remarks that way.

Donald Trump is running for the 2016 Republican presidential nomination.

The billionaire, who spoke to a number of news outlets on August 9, said he had an “amazing” relationship with women in business.

“They are phenomenal. And I have many executives that are women,” he told ABC’s This Week.

“They are doing a phenomenal job. I pay them a tremendous amount of money. Donald Trump scandal with Megyn Kelly

“They make money for me. They make money for themselves. And in many cases, they truly are really talented and they can be killers.”

On August 6, Donald Trump was one of 10 Republican hopefuls taking part in a debate on Fox News, co-hosted by Megyn Kelly.

Megyn Kelly asked Donald Trump why voters should elect a man who has called women “fat pigs, dogs, slobs and disgusting animals”, a question the tycoon later said was “nasty”.

On August 7, Donald Trump told CNN: “You could see there was blood coming out of her [Ms Kelly’s] eyes, blood coming out of her wherever.”

Many of his challengers called on him to apologize, and a major US conservative forum dropped him as a speaker in the wake of the remarks.

In the ABC interview, Donald Trump repeated his assertions that he had been misunderstood, saying he had “nothing against” Megyn Kelly, while declining to apologize.

Donald Trump also attacked rival Jeb Bush, who himself is under fire after having to backtrack on comments that the US government was spending too much on women’s health.

“What he said about women and women’s health issues was ridiculous, and I’m the exact opposite,” said Donald Trump.

Donald Trump is ahead of the 16 other Republican candidates in several recent polls despite a string of controversial remarks since launching his campaign.