Donald Trump fired back loudly on Thursday against a rapid-fire round of sexual-assault allegations against him, saying he is preparing to sue The New York Times for printing them, and saying they are ‘false and slanderous in virtually every respect.’

Speaking in West Palm Beach, Florida, a defiant Trump blasted the American news media for ‘smearing’ him and claimed major newspapers and TV networks are working hand-in-hand with Hillary and Bill Clinton to derail his presidential campaign.

‘These vicious claims about me of inappropriate conduct with women are totally and absolutely false,’ he said, as die-hard supporters let out a deafening cheer to break the tension.

‘And the Clintons know it. And they know it very well. These claims are all fabricated. They’re pure fiction and they’re outright lies. These events never, ever happened,’ he added.

The billionaire White House hopeful placed the blame squarely on his presidential rival Hillary Clinton and her powerful political network.