'Absolutely false,' Trump says defiantly after women's groping allegations

Republican U.S. presidential nominee Donald Trump gestures at a campaign rally in West Palm BeachBy Steve Holland WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (Reuters) – Donald Trump assailed as “absolutely false” the allegations by several women that he groped them, and accused Democratic rival Hillary Clinton, the media and lobbyists of engaging in an effort to stop him from winning the White House. With his numbers dropping in opinion polls ahead of the Nov. 8 election, the Republican U.S. presidential nominee told supporters at a rally in Florida that his campaign was engaged in “a struggle for the survival of our nation.” Trump said accusations that he groped women in a series of incidents going back to the 1980s were part of a coordinated attempt to keep him from the Oval Office. Trump spoke after The New York Times reported that two women said they had endured sexual aggression from him, and several other women made similar allegations in other media outlets.

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