"We're private citizens and for us to put ourselves out there to try to show America who this man is and especially how he views women and for them to say, we don't care.it hurt", Holvey told Kelly about how the allegations against Trump were handled during the 2016 campaign.
Trump flatly denied all of the allegations when they were made public during the 2016 presidential election, calling the women liars and claiming to be the "victim" of a "political smear campaign" led by then-Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton and her supporters. "The timing and absurdity of these false claims speaks volumes and the publicity tour that has begun only further confirms the political motives behind them". The House of Representatives' ethics committee has also opened an investigation into Texas Republican Representative Blake Farenthold for allegations he sexually harassed a former staff aide and retaliated against her for complaining of discrimination.
"The environment's different", said Holvey, who claims Trump came backstage when she and other contestants were dressing at the 2006 Miss USA pageant.
Gillibrand told CNN on Monday that the allegations of sexual misconduct are credible and numerous and that Trump should resign.
Over the weekend, a chorus of well-known Democratic senators called for Trump to resign over sexual-harassment allegations.
Three women who publicly accused the US President of sexual misconduct during last year's race to the Oval Office have detailed their accounts of being leered at, groped and forcibly kissed by Donald Trump.
"This took place long before he was elected to be president and the people of this country had a decisive election, supported President Trump", Sanders said.
"Those people that hate Trump will hate him more, those people that love Trump will think that this is business as usual, that this media is out to get him, that the Democrats are out to get him and it won't change their opinion", Uhlmann said.
On Tuesday morning, Trump tweeted that he didn't know or had never met any of his accusers, in apparent contradiction of the White House line that witnesses to the interactions would exonerate him. "I've heard these women's testimony, and many of them are heartbreaking".
Sixteen women overall reportedly have come forward with accusations of misconduct by Trump . Her claim is that Trump damaged her reputation when he later denied the allegations and called her a liar. "And we should all be willing to listen to them".
Though lawmakers accused of misconduct have faced pressure from Democrats, on the Republican side Trump has risen to the defense of a Senate candidate in a similar situation.