Caitlin MacNeal

Caitlin MacNeal is a News Writer based in Washington, D.C. Before joining TPM, Caitlin interned and wrote for the Huffington Post, the Sunlight Foundation and Slate. She is a graduate of Georgetown University.

Articles by Caitlin

Barbara Res, a construction executive who worked for Donald Trump for 18 years, told CNN on Thursday morning that based on her observations of Trump throughout her time working for him, she believes the sexual misconduct accusations against Trump that surfaced this week.

"I do believe it. Yes, absolutely," she said on CNN's "New Day," when asked if she believes the allegations.

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A former Miss USA contestant who competed in the pageant in 2001, told The Guardian that Donald Trump barged into her dressing room while she and another woman were changing despite an apparent warning from security that the women were naked.

The contestant, who asked to be anonymous, said that they were getting dressed to practice the opening number at rehearsal when Trump burst into the room. She said she heard security personnel outside the room warn someone that the women were naked just before Trump entered the dressing room.

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Former Miss Utah Temple Taggart McDowell told NBC News in a Wednesday interview that Donald Trump gave her an unwanted kiss not just once, but twice.

McDowell competed in the Miss USA pageant in 1997, Trump's first year as owner of the pageant. She first told the New York Times about the first time she met Trump in an interview published on Saturday.

"He kissed me directly on the lips. I thought: ‘Oh, my gosh. Gross.’ He was married to Marla Maples at the time. I think there were a few other girls that he kissed on the mouth," she said. "I was like, ‘Wow, that’s inappropriate.’”

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Donald Trump on Wednesday threatened to sue the New York Times over a story the paper published with accusations from two women that Trump had groped them.

"We hereby demand that you immediate cease any further publication of this article, remove it from your website and issue a full and immediate retraction and apology. Failure to do so will leave my client with no option but to pursue all available actions and remedies," Marc Kazowitz, a lawyer for Trump, wrote in a Wednesday letter to New York Times executive editor Dean Baquet.

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A woman from Palm Springs, Florida, told the Palm Beach Post in an interview published Wednesday night that in 2003, Donald Trump groped her at his Florida resort Mar-A-Lago.

Mindy McGillivray, 36, said that while accompanying a friend photographing a Ray Charles concert at Mar-A-Lago, Donald Trump grabbed her butt. She told the Palm Beach Post that she and her friend, photographer Ken Davidoff, were standing on a pavilion behind the main building while Ray Charles was leaving the concert, with Trump and his then-fiancée Melania to their immediate left.

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Four former contestants in the 1997 Miss Teen USA pageant told Buzzfeed News that Donald Trump walked into the dressing room while they were changing clothes.

"I remember putting on my dress really quick because I was like, 'Oh my god, there’s a man in here,'" Mariah Billado, former Miss Vermont Teen USA, told Buzzfeed News.

Billado said that Trump said something along the lines of, "Don’t worry, ladies, I’ve seen it all before," when he walked into the room.

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Donald Trump campaign manager Kellyanne Conway on Wednesday morning complained that Republican leaders are being "wishy washy" with their support for the Republican nominee.

During an interview on ABC's "Good Morning America," George Stephanopoulos asked Conway how attacking Republicans will help Trump win in November.

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During a rally in Greensboro, North Carolina, on Tuesday, President Obama mocked Republican officials who denounced Donald Trump's vulgar comments in a 2005 tape but who have not pulled their endorsement of the GOP nominee.

Obama told the crowd that Trump "says stuff that nobody would find tolerable if they were applying for a job at 7/11."

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