Trump Refuses to Say Whether He Believes Kavanaugh Accusers Are ‘Lying’

Clay Curtis
September 29, 2018

"They didn't know anything", he added, referring to the first allegation against the nominee that will be the subject of a Thursday Senate Judiciary Committee hearing.

He described the claims as a big fat con job and said the Democrats would be laughing at how they had deceived the public.

At another point in Wednesday's press conference, CNN's Jim Acosta asked Trump why he so frequently sides with the accused rather than their accusers in cases of alleged sexual assault.

"[Democrats] are actually con artists, because they know how quality this man is and they've destroyed a man's reputation, and they want to destroy it even more", Trump told journalists in NY. We had fun." He added, "They didn't laugh at me.

When asked about Kim Jong Un, Trump said that if he had not been elected president, the United States and North Korea would be at war now. Trump said: "If I thought he was guilty of something like this. yeah, sure".

If he is confirmed, the president said "we will have a Supreme Court Justice who will go down as one of our greatest ever".

"Certainly we would be open to that and that process could take place on Thursday", White House press secretary Sarah Sanders said on ABC News' "Good Morning America" Tuesday morning.

By turns defensive and combative, Trump also portrayed the allegations against Kavanaugh as part of a Democratic "con game".

Trump's staged the 81-minute session with reporters one day before Kavanaugh is set to testify before the Senate Judiciary Committee in a hearing that could make or break his chances of being confirmed to the high court. "I can only say that what they've done to this man is incredible". "This nomination should be withdrawn".

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Trump said the allegations of now three women "are all false to me", bemoaning "what they've done to this family, what they've done to his lovely children" and wife. "I could be convinced of anything - maybe she'll say something, but in the meantime I have to tell you, he's one of the highest quality human beings", Trump said.

Avenatti's client is the third woman to allege misconduct by Kavanaugh.

And in a stark moment, he admitted his view of sexual misconduct claims is colored by the litany of charges - all false, he claimed - that women have lobbed against him for decades.

In the statement, she said it was not until 2012 that she told the story to her husband, therapists and later on close friends. He smiled and said, "I didn't expect that reaction, but that's OK".

Rosenstein's discussion of wearing a wire into the Oval Office lends credence to that charge, but there is much more to it. "I'm a very famous person, unfortunately". The reporter, to his credit, quipped back immediately, "I think I'll stop short of that". You know why? Because I've had a lot of charges made against me. He said accusers often want money and fame.

"I'm going to see what happens tomorrow".

The allegations of sexual assault made against Mr Trump's nominee for the US Supreme Court dominated the news conference. And they've destroyed a man's reputation, and they want to destroy it even more. And Trump said he sympathized with the jurist because he's also faced similar accusations.

"I can't tell you whether or not they're liars until I hear them", Trump said of the now three accusers who contend Kavanaugh either sexually assaulted them or stood by as others did so.

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