Donald Trump: Woman who accused me of sexual assault 'not my type'

Meghan Mc Cain made a controversial statement about journalist E. Jean Carroll who claims in a new book that President Trump sexually assaulted her in the 1990s

Donald Trump: Woman who accused me of sexual assault 'not my type'

Donald Trump has said a New York-based advice columnist who accused him of sexually assaulting her in a department store in the mid-1990s is not his "type".

Carroll maintained that there was nothing "sexual" about the encounter, describing it as more of a "fight".

Carroll: They think of the fantasies. "And I didn't know (Carroll's) husband, but he was a newscaster", said Trump, who was married to Ivana Trump at the time.

CNN's Anderson Cooper spoke with Carroll tonight and asked her for her response. I'm disgusted someone could think I'd do such a thing. I should have never done it.

"I think most people think of rape as sexy", Carroll said. It did not last long. "What else can I do but just tell my story?"

'I was not thrown on the ground and ravaged. "The word "rape" carries so many sexual connotations". This was not sexual. "It just - it hurt".

New accusations of sexual assault have been levied against Donald Trump. I thought A, my fault. And then to say that her appearance is the "number one" basis of his denial is far more disgusting than he has to realize. I know nothing about her.

"Let's take a short break", Cooper said.

The pair apparently met at the Bergdorf Goodman department store in Manhattan before going into a dressing room.

The prominent author, who for years worked as an advice columnist for Elle magazine, first came forward with the allegations in an article published Friday in NY magazine, in which she detailed various instances of sexual assault or attempted assault throughout her life. She said the assault took place in either 1995 of 1996.

'Enough is enough with this b******t! "We all get it, media. you hate @realDonaldTrump, but giving every [Michael] Avenatti-like wacko a platform because they will say anything for press kills what little is left of your credibility. The results speak for themselves!" Although the state recently lifted the statute of limitations on felony rape and 1st-degree criminal sexual conduct, at the time Carroll says she was assaulted, felony rape was included in the five year column, so that limit would govern her claims. He also said that he couldn't have raped her because she's "not [his] type".

Trump's suggestion, however, that the incident could not have happened because Carroll is not his "type" has earned the US leader swift condemnation, with high-profile voices across the country and overseas questioning "what kind of man" responds to a rape allegation with "she's not my type?"

In an interview with The Hill on Monday, the president expanded on his defense from behind the Resolute desk: "I'll say it with great respect. Number two, it never happened", Mr Trump told The Hill newspaper in an interview at the White House. "It never happened, OK?" he said.

The president has maintained that Carroll was "totally lying" about the alleged incident, asserting that he knows "nothing about this woman".

Trump, 73, also had denied the accusation in a statement on Friday, saying Carroll was just trying to boost sales of a new book, and again in remarks to reporters on Saturday.

"I love that I'm not his type". He denies it, he turns it around, he attacks and he threatens.

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