Democratic senators are pressing President Donald Trump to publicly address allegations that he sexually assaulted and assaulted a woman in the 1990s.
Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer said Trump must “make a full and frank public statement” that he was the victim of a “sickening” sexual assault and must make a full public apology.
The New York Times reported Tuesday that the man who claimed to have sexually assaulted Schumer in the 1980s told a reporter for The New York Post that he believed Schumer was his rapist and said he wanted to be remembered as a victim.
Schumer said Trump should not be allowed to claim credit for his election victory and must apologize for the allegations.
“If President Trump is so desperate to make his case that he can’t acknowledge what happened in the ’80s, then he needs to make a public comment about what happened to him,” Schumer said.
“Otherwise, we’re going to continue to make this about him.”
Trump has not publicly commented on the allegations or the sexual assault allegations against him.