Many in support of Trump asserted that Stoynoff, along with other women who have come forward claiming that Trump sexually assaulted them, are just telling their stories now in order to influence the election.
According to The Washington Post, Trump said on the now infamous tape: Those who support Trump have accused Stoynoff, and other women who have come forward, as only coming forward now in order to influence the election.
The women who alleged sexual harassment or assault against Bill Clinton did so during politically relevant times for him — but also, in order to form solidarity among victims.
The women who have come forward with allegations against Trump are aiming to hold him accountable for his behavior — not make him responsible for the behavior of a spouse.
The women who have come forward with stories about Trump's sexual misconduct have no doubt dealt with enough shame and self-doubt in their private lives, and, by coming forward during this particularly tense and worrisome election year, are putting themselves out there and are being forced to not only have to relive their traumas, but to also have them picked apart by media pundits, politicians, and the public.