Trump accusers describe their experiences on Today show

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Three of Trump's sexual harassment accusers, Samantha Holvey, Jessica Leeds, and Rachel Crooks, all appeared on Megyn Kelly Today earlier today ahead of a news conference that was held by Brave New Films. Samantha Holvey described what it was like competing in one of Trump's beauty pageants, how he took advantage of his position to ogle the women in their private dressing room where no men were supposed to be allowed.

When pressed on the issue during White House briefings in recent weeks, press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders has maintained that Trump's accusers are lying.

Leeds, Crooks and Holvey are sharing their stories again, in the hope that under the banner of the #MeToo movement, they will have a greater impact. "And so now it's just like, alright, let's try round two".

Holvey said during the conference, "I believe other folks have resigned so I think he should, I don't think he ever will, but I think it's the public that needs to be aware this is the type of person he is".

Democratic Senator Kirsten Gillibrand told CNN that Trump should resign over the accusations.

Trump's sentiment - he has also complained privately that the avalanche of charges taking down prominent men is spinning out of control - helps explain the president's evolving attitude toward Moore over the past three weeks, when he has gone from uncharacteristic silence to a full-throated endorsement of the controversial candidate.

She said she has a new dream now: "that this man will be held accountable for his actions and that future generations of women can fulfill their dreams without worry of anyone treating them as if they are less than because they are women".

"The President has spoken about this multiple times throughout the campaign and has denied all of those allegations", Sanders said in November.

She said on finals night he came backstage.

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Needless to say, this is not evidence of a party leadership or base that's prepared to take the continued sexual harassment allegations against Trump as seriously as they should.

"He stands there as I'm handing him his table assignment and he says, 'I remember you".

"I thought maybe he didn't mean to do it, but I was kind of making excuses", she added.

But over the weekend Mr Trump's ambassador to the United Nations, Nikki Haley, said his accusers "should be heard".

"As a little girl, I would watch the Miss USA Pageant every year and dream of being one of those attractive, successful, incredibly confident women", Holvey recounted during the press conference. But when asked whether she thought the matter was settled, Haley said "that's for the people to decide".

Sanders also declined to say if defending her boss against allegations of sexual misconduct was hard.

Crooks, a former Trump Tower receptionist who accuses him of forcibly kissing her in a 2005 incident, called the White House statement "laughable".

The White House said on Monday: "These false claims, totally disputed in most cases by eyewitness accounts, were addressed at length during last year's campaign, and the American people voiced their judgment by delivering a decisive victory". It said "the timing and absurdity of these false claims speak volumes".

Ms Leeds said: "He jumped all over me". "The only reason I am here today is that this offender is now the president of our country".