Early on Monday, the man whom Republican voters have chosen to be their presidential nominee addressed the storm cloud of allegations hovering above his campaign ever since The Washington Post leaked a tape of him bragging about sexually assaulting women:
Trump apologists — among them James Woods — on Sunday found image after image of Vice President Joe Biden hugging, kissing and touching squirming women. Not discounting that Biden, like Trump, is old and hands-y and probably smells like secondhand cigar fumes, but a distinction bears making: Pictorial and video evidence seem to show Biden has kept his tongue in his mouth:
Regarding the sexual assault allegations leveled against him in recent weeks, Trump claimed in his 8 a.m. tweet that many were already proven false. To prove it, Trump retweeted Infowars.com editor-at-large Paul Joseph Watson, who had linked to an article from Tucker Carlson's The Daily Caller.
The article only attempts to disprove the latest allegation, from former "Apprentice" contestant Summer Zervos. No mention is made of the other eight accusers:
Trump then sent a parting subtweet to House Speaker Paul Ryan, whose office over the weekend denied the extent of voter fraud that the real estate mogul claims is taking place. Trump's relationship with Ryan has been especially turbulent since allegations arose. Ryan uninvited Trump to what would have been their first joint public appearance in Wisconsin earlier this month:
Trump — who's scheduled to campaign in Ryan's home state of Wisconsin on Monday — had called the speaker of the House "a man who doesn't know how to win" in a tweet on Sunday, in a sneak peek of his plan to unite the party.