The Republican candidate has hit out at the media in the wake of further allegations against him
Donald Trump has claimed that the allegations made against him in recent days are being pushed by the media in an effort to alter the results of the election.
Trump declared the election a "FIX!", as he continued to hit out at the media's coverage of allegations of sexual misconduct made by Summer Zervos, a former contestant on the US version of The Apprentice, and photographer Kristin Anderson.
On Twitter, the Republican candidate once again denied the allegations, and stated that they were being pushed by the mainstream media to "poison the minds" of voters.
100% fabricated and made-up charges, pushed strongly by the media and the Clinton Campaign, may poison the minds of the American Voter. FIX!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 15, 2016
Labeling the claims as "lies, lies, lies" at a rally in Greensboro, North Carolina, Trump said: "I don't know who these people are. I look on television, I think it's a disgusting thing and it's being pushed, they have no witnesses, there's nobody around.
"Some are doing it for probably a little fame, they get some free fame. It's a total set-up. I have no idea who these women are. The stories are total fiction."
Trump also targeted President Obama, asking: "why doesn't some woman, maybe, come up and say what they say falsely about me, they could say about him?".
Donald Trump on Pres. Obama: "Why doesn't some woman maybe come up and say what they say falsely about me" to him? https://t.co/T8tXIhsH5v— CNN (@CNN) October 14, 2016
Speaking about Trump's campaign, Obama made light of his continuous referencing of conspiracy theories, saying: "In a speech yesterday he started talking about a conspiracy of global elites, this from a guy who spent all his time hanging around, trying to convince everybody he was a global elite."
Obama weighs in on Trump's "conspiracy" speech — "COME ON, MAN!" pic.twitter.com/x9nJrpnuRE— Bradd Jaffy (@BraddJaffy) October 14, 2016
Trump took to Twitter later on Saturday to double down on his claims that his political opponent, Hillary Clinton, should be jailed, and that the election was "rigged".
Hillary Clinton should have been prosecuted and should be in jail. Instead she is running for president in what looks like a rigged election— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 15, 2016
The Trump campaign has also put forward the evidence of Anthony Gilberthorpe to refute the claims made by Jessica Leeds in recent days, who alleged that Trump groped her on a flight.
In an interview with the New York Post, Gilberthorpe stated he sat across from Leeds and Trump on the flight in question and saw nothing inappropriate taking place, and that Leeds was "trying too hard" to impress the businessman.
"If there’s evidence Trump’s done it, sure, hang him from the post," said Gilberthorpe, "but I was there, I was in a position to know that what she said was wrong, wrong, wrong."