A photo of President Trump meeting one of the women accusing him of sexual misconduct was published Tuesday after Trump tweeted saying he doesn’t know and has "never met" some of his female accusers.
Natasha Stoynoff, a photographer with People magazine, was at Mar-a-Lago in late 2005 for an interview and photo shoot with Trump and his wife, Melania.
People magazine published a photo featuring President Trump, Melania, Natasha Stoynoff, and the People staffers.
.@realDonaldTrump claims he 'never met' accusers like PEOPLE's Natasha Stoynoff, but we have the photo https://t.co/3oIcMyRFWW pic.twitter.com/GwnmjFKzUm— People (@people) December 12, 2017
Trump tweeted saying the Democrats were unable to prove collusion between his campaign and Russia, so they "are moving on to the false accusations and fabricated stories of women who I don’t know and/or have never met. FAKE NEWS!"
Despite thousands of hours wasted and many millions of dollars spent, the Democrats have been unable to show any collusion with Russia - so now they are moving on to the false accusations and fabricated stories of women who I don’t know and/or have never met. FAKE NEWS!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 12, 2017
In response to the tweet, White House press secretary Sarah Sanders said the president was referencing the three women who are accusing him of sexual misconduct who held a press conference Monday.
"The president is referencing the three individuals that were part of a press conference yesterday. And simply stating that you don't know someone means that you don't have a relationship with them," Sanders said.
The three women accusing Trump — Samantha Holvey, Jessica Leeds, and Rachel Crooks — held a press conference Monday to again speak out about their allegations of sexual misconduct against the president.
Natasha Stoynoff was not at the press conference.
In Oct. 2016, after Trump denied sexual misconduct with any woman, Stoynoff came out to allege Trump assaulted her in 2005 while she was at Mar-a-Lago.
“Donald wanted to show me around the mansion. There was one ‘tremendous’ room in particular, he said, that I just had to see. We walked into that room alone, and Trump shut the door behind us. I turned around, and within seconds he was pushing me against the wall and forcing his tongue down my throat,” Stoynoff said, according to People.