Four women accused Donald Trump in articles published Wednesday of having touched them in an inappropriate manner, adding to the growing list of women who say Trump has insensitively treated them as objects over several decades.
The New York Times quoted two women as describing public encounters during which Trump grabbed or kissed them inappropriately. Separately, the Palm Beach Post quoted a Palm Springs, Florida, woman as saying Trump groped her 13 years ago at his Mar-a-Lago estate. And a People magazine staff writer reported Wednesday that at Mar-a-Lago in 2005, Trump pushed her against a wall and was soon "forcing his tongue down my throat."
Meanwhile, five former contestants in the Miss Teen USA pageant were quoted Wednesday as saying Trump deliberately walked in to dressing rooms while teenage contestants were naked in 1997 and 2001, when Trump owned the pageant. And Temple Taggart McDowell, a former Miss USA contestant from Utah, detailed to NBC News a "super awkward" encounter in 1997 when she said Trump kissed her on the lips.
NBC News has confirmed none of the allegations. Trump and his campaign have denied that he has ever behaved toward women in a way reflected in a 2005 video in which he was recorded bragging about having made sexually inappropriate advances to married women.