President Donald Trump said he hopes the sexual assault allegation against his likely challenger is false hours after a court document added additional corroboration to the claim.
Tara Reade, who worked for Joe Biden when he was a senator, says Biden sexually assaulted her at the U.S. Capitol in Washington in 1993.
“I dont know if its false or not,” Trump said during a Friday interview with “Fox & Friends.”
“I mean, Joe is going to have to be able to prove whatever he has to prove, or she has to prove it, but thats a battle he has to fight.”
Trump, who has been accused of sexual assault by a number of women, said he has had “many false accusations” leveled against him.
Reades accusation might be false, he added. “Frankly, I hope it is for his sake,” Trump said.
Trump last commented on the matter one week ago, telling former Secret Service agent Dan Bongino on a podcast: “I guess in a way, you could say Im sticking up for him.”
He also mused that there will “probably” be more women coming forward to accuse Biden of sexual misconduct.
Seven other women last year accused Biden of sexual harassment or other forms of misconduct.
Reade was the eighth but elevated her complaint earlier this year to sexual assault.
Biden denied the allegation last week before asking Julie Adams, the secretary of the Senate, to disclose any records about the alleged matter from the Office of Senate Fair Employment Practices.