October 13, 2016 3:21 PM EDT

Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump on Thursday denied multiple allegations of sexual assault, dismissing the claims of his accusers and railing against the press.

“These claims are all fabricated,” Trump said, around the same time that the New York Times sent a letter declining to retract its story. “They’re pure fiction, and they’re outright lies. These events never, ever happened.”

Here is the full transcript from the event in West Palm Beach, Fla.

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