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      The 35-year old former assistant claims the President ‘should be afraid’ despite Twitter denial

      Donald Trump, President of the United States, has taken to Twitter to deny allegations made by a former receptionist and secretary via the Washington Post yesterday.

      Alleging an incident in 2006, the then 22-year old Rachel Crooks claims Donald Trump kissed her without her consent in the lobby of his own Trump Tower, allegations she first made before his election in 2016. The story made the front page of the Washington Post this week by posing the question: ‘Is anyone listening?’

      At the time, Ohio-born Crooks was working as secretary for another company at Trump Tower in New York City and claims that she noticed him waiting for the elevator and decided to introduce herself to the 59-year old billionaire, property tycoon and media personality.

      “He started kissing me on one cheek, then the other cheek,” Crooks told the Washington Post. “He wouldn’t let go of my hand, and then he went right in and started kissing me on the lips.”

      “It felt like a long kiss,” Crooks continued. “The whole thing probably lasted two minutes, maybe less.”

      President Trump has Tweeted out a response, denying all allegations and branding the Washington Post as ‘Fake News.’

      “A woman I don’t know and, to the best of my knowledge, never met, is on the FRONT PAGE of the Fake News Washington Post saying I kissed her (for two minutes yet) in the lobby of Trump Tower 12 years ago,” Tweeted Trump, the 45th President of the United States. “Never happened! Who would do this in a public space with live security…. cameras running.”

      Rachel Crooks, now running for State Representative of Ohio, has gained significant media attention since the President’s public response, with Crooks telling CNN that she expects more allegations to follow.

      “It is the first time, I guess, he’s attacked me personally on Twitter,” Crooks told CNN, which has reported further allegations from at least 15 other women. “I know what’s true, he knows what’s true and I think he should be afraid of that.”

      Continuing to defend himself on Twitter, Donald Trump believes that the number of allegations made against him are financially motivated.

      “Another False Accusation,” continued Trump on Twitter. “Why doesn’t @washingtonpost report the story of the women taking money to make up stories about me?”

      This isn’t the first time The Washington Post and President Trump have come to blows. Before the 2016 election, the Washington Post obtained a 2005 recording of a conversation that claimed to capture the then-candidate making inappropriate comments about women.

      “You know I’m automatically attracted to beautiful — I just start kissing them,” the Washington Post reported in 2016. “And when you’re a star, they let you do it.”

      At the time, Trump released a statement saying “I said it, I was wrong, and I apologise.”

      “I’ve never said I’m a perfect person, nor pretended to be someone that I’m not,” said Donald Trump. “Anyone who knows me knows these words don’t reflect who I am.”

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