Trump campaigns with politician accused of sexual abuse in Nebraska

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Washington, May 1 (EFE) .- Former US President Donald Trump (2017-2021) will campaign this Sunday with a candidate for governor of Nebraska who has been accused by eight women of sexually abusing them.

Trump is planning a night rally in Greenwood, Nebraska, along with Charles Herbster, who is tied in the polls with two other Republican candidates for governor of the state, ahead of the primaries to be held on May 10.

The former president has maintained his endorsement of Herbster even after eight women reported in an article in the local Nebraska Examiner in mid-April that the candidate groped them without their consent at public events.

Two of them have gone public with their names, and one of them, Republican state senator Julie Slama, claims Herbster reached up her skirt at a rally in 2019.

The other, Republican adviser Elizabeth Todsen, made her complaint public this Saturday, stating that Herbster had groped her in the same act as Slama.

Herbster has denied all allegations and has sued Slama for defamation, who responded with a complaint against him for sexual assault.

This is not the first time that Trump has endorsed a candidate accused of sexual abuse: in 2017, he campaigned for Roy Moore, a Republican Senate candidate from Alabama accused of sexually abusing several teenage girls and who ultimately lost the election.

Trump, who once bragged about grabbing women by the genitals, has been accused by at least 26 women of sexual harassment or abuse, including one allegation of rape.

The former president has denied all these allegations, which mostly arose during the 2016 election campaign but did not prevent his election as president, and during his tenure he did not hesitate to defend several men accused of sexual crimes, including the judge he nominated for The Supreme, Brett Kavanaugh.

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Trump campaigns with politician accused of sexual abuse in Nebraska