Trump repeatedly defended Kavanaugh, bashed Democrats – even calling them ‘evil’ – but said he wants to hear what Ford has to say about her allegation.
The president acknowledged the weight of the situation, admitting it’s a ‘very big cultural moment’ for the United States.
‘This is a very big moment for our country,’ Trump said. ‘Honestly nobody knows who to believe.’ …
He also charged Democrats with destroying Kavanaugh’s reputation, once again defending his Supreme Court nominee as a ‘high quality’ person.
‘It’s a very dangerous period in our county and it’s being perpetrated by some very evil people – some of them are Democrats,’ Trump said. He argues what is happening to Kavanaugh will make other people afraid to be nominated as judges.
‘What they’ve done to this man is incredible,’ he said.
‘They know how quality this man is and they’ve destroyed a man’s reputation, and they want to destroy it even more,’ Trump charged Democrats with.
He added Kavanaugh’s wife and two daughters have also been destroyed.
‘What they’ve done to this family, what they’ve done to these children — these beautiful children of his, and what they’ve done to his wife. And they know it’s a big, fat con job. And they go in to a room, and I guarantee you, they laugh like hell on what they pulled off on you and on the public, they laugh like hell, ‘ Trump fumed. …
Trump also admitted his view of the situation has been colored by the fact he’s been accused of sexual assault himself, all cases he has denied.
‘I’ve had a lot of false charges made against me. … I’ve been a famous person for a long time. But I’ve had a lot of false charges made against me, really false charges. I know friends that have had false charges. People want fame, they want money, they want whatever,’ he said. …
‘I was accused by four or five women who got paid a lot of money to make up stories about me. We caught them and the mainstream media refused to put it on television. They refused to even write about it,’ he noted.
‘When I see it I view it differently than someone sitting at home watching television,’ he added.