Timeline: The recent sexual assault allegations against Donald Trump

President Barack Obama campaigns for Hillary Clinton at a'Get Out the Early Vote rally at Cleveland Burke Lakefront Airport on Friday

While dozens of Republican officials broke away from Trump over this past week, after a video surfaced of Trump appearing to brag about sexually assaulting women, President Obama called out Ohio Sen.

“Why doesn’t some woman maybe come up and say what they say falsely about me, they could say about him?”

In the first half of September, Trump closed the gap with Clinton. He promised to sue his media critics and said he was preparing evidence that would discredit his female accusers, whom he called “horrible people. It does not serve women to focus so much attention even on sexual content while the real obscenities are poverty and violence”, she said at the time.

“She was pretty good”, he said. “It’s really not nothing, and it sends an very bad message to women that they’re nothing”.

“Democracy is on the ballot”, Mr Obama said in Cleveland.

Jessica Leeds and Rachel Crooks talked with the Times and complained that Trump had touched and/or kissed them inappropriately in the 1980s and in 2005, respectively.

Separately, the Washington Post published an interview with a woman who said Trump put his hand up her skirt in a crowded NY nightclub in the early 1990s in an unwanted advance, when she had never even met him.

The New York billionaire denied the allegations and blamed them on Mrs Clinton’s campaign and a complicit news media.

Jessica Leeds arrives at her apartment building, Wednesday, Oct. 12, 2016, in NY.

“Unless he owns the house”, Obama said of Trump, his voice dripping with contempt.

Trump said the claims “are all fabricated”.

Trump also spoke specifically about allegations leveled against him by a writer for People Magazine.

On the economy, Clinton argued that tickle down economics and a lack of regulation in the mortgage industry led to the 2008 financial crisis, she pledged to never raise middle class federal taxes and she said she would double the child tax credit.

He used a rally for Clinton in battleground OH to try to debunk Trump’s charge a day before that Clinton was at the centre of a global conspiracy by wealthy elites and political big-wigs to rig the system against working people. And she doesn’t overdo it: With just less than a month left to campaign, Clinton was fundraising in California on Thursday and expected to spend most of the weekend out of the public eye.

“They’ve been riding this tiger for a long time”, he said.

“Look at her and look at her words”, he said. Believe me, she would not be my first choice, that I can tell you. “I don’t think so”. On Thursday, as Trump issued denials and threatened lawsuits over the new round of news stories alleging mistreatment of women, Clinton made no direct comment on the allegations.

“There is no truth to this whatsoever”, Trump’s spokeswoman, Hope Hicks, told the Post.

Clinton has no campaign rallies planned for coming days, leaving Trump to battle alone in a sea of swirling sexual assault allegations. She continued to make newly prominent and explicit pitches for Democratic congressional candidates in tight races, including Florida Rep. Patrick Murphy and Nevada Senate candidate Catherine Cortez Masto.

“I was offended by what he said”. Trump rebuffed political aides’ requests to research his past, people familiar with the matter said, a decision that contributed to his campaign being caught unprepared for the past week’s barrage of claims he mistreated women.

“Our great civilization, here in America and across the civilized world, has come upon a moment of reckoning”, he said. They will lie, lie, and then again.

“That really brought the issue to the forefront in a way that it had never been before”, Walsh said.

He added: “I will not allow the Clinton machine to turn our campaign into a discussion of their slanders and lies”.

Barack Obama sought to lash Republicans tight to their sinking White House nominee Donald Trump, as the outgoing USA president visited the key swing state of Ohio Thursday. He cited the U.S. Constitution’s First Amendment protections for freedom of the press.

“You claim you’re the party of family values, and this is the guy you nominate?” As the election nears, Johnson’s and Stein’s support has faded slightly nationwide as voters return to major candidates, which will tend to benefit Clinton more than Trump. In the past three presidential election cycles, final, certified results have shown the IBD/TIPP poll to be most accurate. But it’s probably beyond dispute that Trump’s performance will shut down Republican defections from his struggling campaign, at least for now.