Donald Trump accuses Mexican billionaire Carlos Slim of trying to help Clinton

Carlos Slim (centre) speaks with Panama President Juan Carlos Varela (right) at an event in Panama City, on July 22, 2016.
Carlos Slim (centre) speaks with Panama President Juan Carlos Varela (right) at an event in Panama City, on July 22, 2016. PHOTO: REUTERS

GREENSBORO, North Carolina (REUTERS) - US Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump on Friday (Oct 14) accused Mexican billionaire Carlos Slim of trying to help Democrat Hillary Clinton win the Nov 8 election through his connection to the New York Times.

At a rally in Greensboro, North Carolina, Trump also again said a variety of women who have accused him of making unwanted sexual advances are making up their stories.

Trump said Slim, as a major New York Times shareholder, is helping bankroll what he called the Times' attempt to help Clinton win the presidential election.

 

The Times published a story from two women accusing Trump of groping them.

"They're not journalists," Trump said of the Times reporters.

"They're corporate lobbyists for Carlos Slim and foreign corporations."