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Trump dismisses sexual assault allegations as ‘fake news’

(From left) Jessica Drake, Temple Taggart, Gloria Allred, Summer Zervos and Rachel Crooks stand in solidarity during the Accusers of President Donald Trump Hold Press Conference With Attorney Gloria Allred At The Women's March In Washington on January 21, 2017 in Washington, DC. (Photos by AFP)

US President Donald Trump has dismissed allegations of sexual assault as “fake news” following recent revelations by a former contestant on his reality TV show.

During an impromptu press conference Sunday, Trump told reporters in the Rose Garden of the White House that claims by Summer Zervos are nothing but "made-up stuff."

“All I can say is it’s totally fake news — just fake. It’s fake, it’s made-up stuff. And it’s disgraceful what happens,” he said. “That happens in the world of politics.”

Since the 2016 campaign, Trump has repeatedly used the term "fake news" largely for any coverage criticizing him or his allies; however, sexual harassment by Trump has been in the news for long and even has its own dedicated Wikipedia entry.

Summer Zervos attends a press conference to announce defamation lawsuit against Donald Trump on January 17, 2017 in Los Angeles, California.

According to reports surfacing Sunday, lawyers for Zervos issued a subpoena to his campaign for records about “any woman alleging that Donald J. Trump touched her inappropriately.”

Zervos, who had accused Trump of groping her in 2007, is a former contestant on Trump’s "The Apprentice."

After the release of a 2005 tape, in which Trump is heard bragging about sexually abusing women, 11 women came forward to accuse the 2016 presidential candidate of sexual harassment.

The embarrassing video was recorded while Trump was on a bus with former "Access Hollywood" host Billy Bush.

Allegations against Trump came amid a ton of reports indicating that Hollywood film producer and longtime Democratic donor, Harvey Weinstein, has committed sexual harassment.

Major Hollywood actresses, including Rose McGowan, Angelina Jolie and Kate Beckinsale, have recently been coming forward to complain about Weinstein’s behavior, reviving decades-long allegation of sexual abuse against the Hollywood film producer.

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