October 14, 2016 / 7:11 PM / a year ago

Trump accuses Mexico's Carlos Slim of trying to help Clinton

Republican Presidential nominee Donald Trump addresses supporters during a campaign rally for Republican Presidential Donald Trump in Cincinnati, Ohio, U.S., October 13, 2016. REUTERS/Bryan Woolston

GREENSBORO, N.C. (Reuters) - U.S. Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump on Friday 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 (NYT.N).

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.”

Reporting by Steve Holland; Editing by Leslie Adler

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