October 13, 2016 3:47 PM EDT

Donald Trump called multiple allegations of sexual assault against him are “outright lies” in a speech Thursday.

Speaking in West Palm Beach, Florida, the Republican presidential nominee argued that stories in the New York Times and People magazine about him grabbing and kissing women without their consent were “pure fiction.”

Here’s a full transcript of his remarks.

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