About two-thirds of the way into tonight’s debate, Chris Wallace finally brought up the many sexual assault allegations against Donald Trump that have been cropping up over the past week. Trump’s response: What women?

The reaction was insane, even for him. So please, Donald, take it away:

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Those stories have been largely debunked. Those people—I don’t know those people.

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Those stories are all totally false—I have to say that. I didn’t even apologize to my wife, who’s sitting right here, because I didn’t do anything. I didn’t know any of these women. I didn’t see these women. These women—the woman on the plane, the woman...—these women want either fame, or her campaign did it. And I think it’s her campaign.

Of course, Trump did know these women. He admitted to as much in his many, many denials. The fact that his very first instinct is to deny having ever even met his accusers is telling in itself.

Of course, none of this really matters. At this point, no one is changing their mind. But it is a testament to just how low Trump is willing to go.