Trump offers baffling theory that 'four or five' women were paid to accuse him of sexual misconduct, says Sean Hannity can prove it

Donald Trump.
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President Trump held a rare solo press conference Wednesday, where he said that "fake" sexual misconduct allegations against him have shaped his view of accusations regarding Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh.

"I've been accused," said Trump, who has been accused of sexual misconduct by at least 10 women, saying that "false charges" have "absolutely" affected his sympathy toward Kavanaugh. Three women have accused Kavanaugh of sexual misconduct.

Trump complained that The New York Times published a story with allegations from "four or five women" who he says were "paid a lot of money to make up stories about me." If you want the real story, said Trump, check with Fox News or host Sean Hannity. MSNBC's Chris Hayes called the theory "Alex Jones-level stuff," akin to the conspiracy theories on Jones' Infowars. "People want fame," said Trump of the accusers. "They want money."

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When pressed by the reporter, CBS News' Weijia Jiang, who pointed out that he hadn't allowed her to get to her question, Trump said "you've been asking a question for 10 minutes. Please sit down." Watch the moment below, via Fox News. Summer Meza

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Summer Meza

Summer is news editor at TheWeek.com, and has previously written for Newsweek and the Seattle Post-Intelligencer. A graduate of Columbia Journalism School and Santa Clara University, she now lives in New York with two cats.