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And it certainly casts strong doubt on The Atlantic that nobody’s come forward after the fact to say, yeah, I heard Trump say that.

And people who hate Trump have gone on the record saying they did not hear him say those things.

On the other hand, as David Frum notes elsewhere, it’s also telling that nobody’s come forward to say “Donald Trump could never have said those things.” The denials are narrow, just that the witnesses didn’t hear it.

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