President Donald Trump has revealed his philosophy in dealing with the accusations women made against him: "deny, deny, deny".
Trump, according to Bob Woodward's new book, "Fear," advised a friend who had shown bad behavior toward women to "never show weakness" and "not be intimidated."
From the book, according to Axios: "Trump gave some private advice to a friend who had recognized some bad behavior towards women, real power is fear, it's about strength, never show weakness, you always have to be strong, do not be intimidated … . & # 39; You must deny, deny, deny, and reject these women & # 39; & # 39;
Trump advised a friend to face accusations from women who never showed weakness
Trump was caught up in a scandal during the 2016 campaign with the release of a tape of "Access Hollywood". in which he appeared speaking with the presenter Billy Bush, in the photo with the actress Arianne Zucker.
& # 39; & # 39; If he admits anything and any guilt, then he is dead. That was a big mistake you made. You did not go shooting guns and you just challenged them. You showed weakness You have to be strong. You have to be aggressive. You have to go back hard. You have to deny everything that is said about you. Never admit it & # 39; & # 39;
Trump furiously denied the accusations of porn star Stormy Daniels and former Playboy playmate Karen McDougal that she had sex with them.
Payments to the two women – $ 130,000 to Daniels via Trump's then personal lawyer Michael Cohen and $ 150,000 to McDougal of American Media, the owner of National Enquirer who paid him for his story and then did not use it – have become part of federal investigations against the president
The president had a similarly harsh response during the campaign when The Washington Post reported on a conversation between him and "Access Hollywood" host Billy Bush that featured Trump talking lewdly about women.
"When you're a star, they let you do it." You can do everything. Grab them by the p ****. You can do anything, "you hear Trump say on the tape.
After the tape was released, other women filed complaints of sexual misconduct on their part.
Trump was beaten on all sides on the tape. The leaders of his own party, Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell and President Paul Ryan, withdrew their support from his presidential campaign.
The chairman of the Republican National Committee, Reince Priebus, who later became the White House chief of staff, privately asked Trump to withdraw from the campaign.
Even Trump's running mate, Mike Pence, issued a statement that forgives his comments.
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But Trump responded to the accusations and the calls of his own Republicans to leave the presidential race with a tweet: "The media and the establishment want me out of the race so badly: I WILL NEVER LEAVE THE CAREER, I WILL NEVER LEAVE MY THE PARTICIPANTS DOWN! & # 39;
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Trump has denied accusations of an adventure with porn star Stormy Daniels
Trump has also denied accusations of an affair with former Playboy partner Karen McDougal
He also turned the blame on former President Bill Clinton.
"This was the costume joke, a private conversation that took place many years ago, Bill Clinton has told me worse things on the golf course, not even close, I apologize if anyone was offended," he said in a statement.
Recently, Trump said he was about to sue NBC over the incident.
"I hired a lawyer to bring a lawsuit right after the elections ended, but there was a problem: I won the elections, OK, and they were going to say, 'What were your damages?' The damages were lost, but now I won the elections, so what were the damages? I won the elections, "the president told The Daily Caller.