The right way to respond to anyone brushing off Donald Trump’s sexual assault allegations as “he said/she said”

“Believe me.”
“Believe me.”
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It’s the repetition that gave CNN anchor Jake Tapper’s remark so much oomph.

As Donald Trump attempts to delegitimize the accusations of at least nine women who say they were sexually assaulted by the Republican presidential nominee, one of his surrogates today dismissed those allegations as mere ”he said-she said” on cable news.

Enter Tapper, who stopped representative Renee Ellmers in her tracks this morning with a reminder that, as more women come forward, Trump is not facing a simple ‘he said-she said situation’ anymore. Based on the numbers, it’s more like a ”a she said, she said, she said, she said, she said, she said, she said, she said, she said” situation.

After revelations that Trump himself described sexually assaulting women in a 2005 “Access Hollywood tape,” many Republicans have already jumped headlong off the Trump train.