COLUMBUS (WCMH) — On the same day President Obama is stopping in town, GOP Presidential candidate Donald Trump is holding a private event in Columbus.
According to Trump’s campaign, he is holding a millennial rally at the Renaissance Hotel.
About 450 young adults, mostly college students, began filling the ballroom at the Renaissance Hotel in Columbus Thursday afternoon to hear Donald Trump deliver what’s been billed as his millennial policy speech. The college students were bussed in from various campuses including Ohio University, Miami University, Ashland University, Cedarville University and The Ohio State University.
The rally comes after recent allegations of sexual assault against Trump by three women.
Trump’s campaign is now signaling it will spend the election’s final month relitigating Clinton’s marital affairs and unproven charges of sexual assault, as well as what Trump says is Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton’s role in intimidating the women who were involved.
But Trump is a deeply imperfect messenger, given that almost everything he says is being overshadowed by a flood of allegations that he kissed and groped women without their consent.
Just four days ago, Trump campaign manager Kellyanne Conway promoted a tweet from Clinton declaring that “every survivor of sexual assault deserves to be heard, believed, and supported.”
“‘Every’ the operative word here,” wrote Conway, whose campaign is now attacking the credibility of the new allegations against Trump.
The New York Times and the Palm Beach Post on Wednesday reported stories about three women who alleged Trump had inappropriately touched them. Separately, a People Magazine reporter wrote a detailed first-person account of being attacked by Trump while interviewing the businessman and his wife, Melania Trump.
Trump on Thursday took to Twitter to denounce the Times story as a “total fabrication,” and to assert that the incident cited by People “did not happen.” His campaign threatened to sue.