Donald Trump’s campaign dismissed new allegations of sexual misconduct by the GOP nominee as a “coordinated, publicity seeking attack with the Clinton campaign” in a statement released Thursday.
“Give me a break,” deputy communications director Jessica Ditto wrote in the statement. “Voters are tired of these circus-like antics.”
Notably, the statement did not deny or address in any way the allegations put forth in a press conference held Thursday morning by yoga instructor Karena Virginia, who accused Trump of grabbing her arm and touching her breast in 1998 while she was waiting for a car at the U.S. Open in Flushing, Queens.
“No one has asked me to come forward,” Virginia said at the beginning of the press conference, adding that she had been advised that Trump would likely attack her as a “liar.”
Read the full statement below:
Discredited political operative Gloria Allred, in another coordinated, publicity seeking attack with the Clinton campaign, will stop at nothing to smear Mr. Trump. Give me a break. Voters are tired of these circus-like antics and reject these fictional stories and the clear efforts to benefit Hillary Clinton.