Presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump today criticised The New York Times for publishing an investigative report on how the real estate tycoon treated women in his private life.
“Everyone is laughing at” The New York Times “for the lame hit piece they did on me and women”, Trump wrote on Twitter this morning.
He alleged that the daily did not carry his version.
“I gave them many names of women I helped,” which the daily “refused to use”, Trump alleged.
The allegations were later refuted by The New York Times.
One of its reports said they did interview one of the reporters suggested by Trump.
“A factually inaccurate tweet: we did interview and quote women his office suggested in the story,” tweeted Michael Barbaro, a reporter with the daily, which interviewed dozens of women of women over the past six weeks.
“Their accounts u2013 many relayed in their own words u2013 reveal unwelcome romantic advances, unending commentary on the female form, a shrewd reliance on ambitious women, and unsettling workplace conduct, according to the interviews, as well as court records and written collection,” The New York Times report said.
Trump denied the allegations.
“I have always treated women with great respect. And women will tell you that,” Trump told The New York Times.
Meanwhile, Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus said that these are questions that Trump would himself have to answer to the people of the country.
“These are things that he is going to have to answer for, but I also think there are things from many years ago. And I think that, you know judging each other I think is problematic,” he was quoted as saying by ABC News.
“I don’t think Donald Trump is being judged based on his personal life. I think people are judging Donald Trump as to whether or not he’s someone that’s going to go to Washington and shake things up. And that’s why he’s doing so well,” Priebus said.