All of the women who have accused President Trump of sexually harassing them are lying, Trump spokeswoman Sarah Huckabee Sanders said Friday.
Sanders was asked point blank about the White House's stance on these accusations.
“Obviously, sexual harassment has been in the news,” CBS News' Jacqueline Alemany asked. "At least 16 women accused the president of sexually harassing them throughout the course of the campaign. Last week, during a press conference in the Rose Garden, the president called these accusations 'fake news.' Is the official White House position that all of these women are lying?"
“Yeah, we’ve been clear on that from the beginning, and the president’s spoken on it,” Sanders replied.
Sanders' comment comes as more women have come forward about being sexually harassed and sexually assaulted by high-profile men, such as Hollywood executive Harvey Weinstein and journalist Mark Halperin.
Last week, the president was asked about accusations by former Apprentice contestant Summer Zervos. Zervos accused Trump of repeated "unwanted sexual touching,'' alleging that she was "ambushed'' by Trump, and that he kissed her, touched her breast and pressed his body against her without consent. She filed a sexual misconduct lawsuit against him.
The president said of Zervos' allegations, "All I can say is it's totally fake news. It's just fake. It's fake. It's made-up stuff, and it's disgraceful, what happens, but... that happens in the world of politics."