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Donald Trump Says Accuser Wouldn't Be His ‘First Choice' For Sexual Assault

OK, everyone, the show is over. Donald Trump has finally put to rest all those groping claims.

The presidential hopeful said there's no way he inappropriately touched a woman on a plane because of the fact that she's unattractive.

Speaking at a rally in Greensboro, North Carolina, he dismissed a claim by Jessica Leeds that he groped her by saying she wouldn't be his “first choice.”

He said,

The only way they figure they can slow [the Trump campaign] down is to come up with people who are willing to say, ‘Ah, I was with Donald Trump in 1980. I was sitting with him on an airplane, and he went after me on the plane.'

Yeah, I'm gonna go after — believe me, she would not be my first choice, that I can tell you.

Donald Trump standing on stage with women supporters at a rally in Charlotte, North Carolina, U.S., October 14, 2016

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His words were met with applause from his supporters.

Trump explained,

Hopefully, our patriotic movement will overcome this terrible deception.

Jessica told The New York Times she sat next to Trump in the first-class cabin of a plane after her seat had been upgraded.

They spoke throughout the flight, but the mood changed after they had finished their meals.

She explained,

It wasn't until they cleared the meal that somehow or another, the arm rest in the seat disappeared and it was a real shock when all of a sudden, his hands were all over me.

He started encroaching on my space and I hesitate to use this expression, but I'm going to, and that is he was like an octopus. It was like he had six arms. He was all over the place.

Republican U.S. presidential nominee Donald Trump listens as Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton answers a question from the audience during their presidential town hall debate at Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri, U.S., October 9, 2016.

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She added,

If he had stuck to the upper body I might no have got that upset. But when he started putting his hand up my skirt, that was it. I was out of there.

Jessica said she never spoke about it back then because the culture of the time did not allow her to.

Scathing reports about Trump's attitude toward women continue to circulate in the lead-up to Election Day.

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Oliver McAteer

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Brit abroad. Previously worked on Metro.co.uk and Snapchat with the Daily Mail.
Brit abroad. Previously worked on Metro.co.uk and Snapchat with the Daily Mail.

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