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The Women Accusing Trump of Sexual Misconduct Are Not Giving Up

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Several of the 19 women who've accused Trump of sexual misconduct are speaking up again, and refusing to let him get away with his alleged crimes.

In hopes the #MeToo movement will win them more allies, or at least open a few more open ears, three of the women who have accused Donald Trump of making unwanted sexual advances made news appearances on Monday. Jessica Leeds, Rachel Crooks, and Samantha Holvey appeared on NBC News and Megyn Kelly TODAY to demand a Congressional investigation into the president's predatorial behaviors.

Leeds released a detailed account of Trump sexually assaulting her on an airplane in the 1980s while Trump was campaigning for the presidency. He denied her accusations, claiming she was not attractive enough for him to pursue. Rachel Crooks, who came forward in the same expose in The New York Times, claimed Trump forcibly kissed her while she was a secretary in 2005.

They were joined by Samantha Holvey, a contestant in the 2006 Miss USA pageant, where she says Trump would "step in front of each girl and look you over from head to toe like we were just meat, we were just sexual objects, that we were not people."

Kelly noted how numerous women had similar stories to Crooks where Trump took a greeting as an opportunity to kiss women with less power than him without their consent.

The White House released a statement on the accusations, which read, "These false claims, totally disputed in most cases by eyewitness accounts, were addressed at length during last year's campaign, and the American people voiced their judgment by delivering a decisive victory. The timing and absurdity of these false claims speaks volumes and the publicity tour that has begun only further confirms the political motives behind them."

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