President Donald Trump defended Brett Kavanaugh at a press convention Wednesday, stating that even when George Washington was put ahead as a nominee Democrats would vote towards him. Trump additionally questioned whether or not Washington “could have had a nasty previous.”
“If we introduced George Washington right here, and we are saying that is George Washington, the Democrats would vote towards him,” Trump stated. “He could have had a nasty previous. Who is aware of?”
Trump continued: “He could have had some—I feel accusations made. Didn’t he have a few issues in his previous?” George Washington could be voted towards 100 p.c by [Senate Minority Leader, Chuck] Schumer and the con artists.”
It’s unclear what Trump was referring to with regard to Washington. He could have been referring to the truth that at one time Washington held slaves.
Kavanaugh has been accused of sexual misconduct by three girls. A type of girls, Christine Blasey Ford, will testify earlier than the Senate Judiciary Committee on Thursday. Ford has alleged that Kavanaugh sexually assaulted her at a highschool occasion within the early 1980s. One other girls, Deborah Ramirez, has stated that Kavanaugh uncovered himself to her and thrust his penis in her face, inflicting her to the touch it, at a school occasion. A 3rd accuser, Julie Swetnick, got here ahead on Wednesday to assert in an affidavit that Kavanaugh participated in drugging girls at events to ensure that a bunch of boys to “gang rape” them.
Swetnick is being represented by lawyer Michael Avenatti, who Trump stated on the press convention had a “unhealthy popularity.” He added: “Check out his previous.”
The feedback echoed these he made earlier within the day on Twitter.
“Avenatti is a 3rd charge lawyer who is nice at making false accusations, like he did on me and like he’s now doing on Decide Brett Kavanaugh. He’s simply in search of consideration and doesn’t need individuals to have a look at his previous report and relationships – a complete low-life!” he tweeted.
Trump was additionally requested through the press convention whether or not the variety of allegations of sexual misconduct made towards him affected his view of Kavanaugh.
“If you say does it have an effect on me? Completely. As a result of I’ve had it many occasions,” Trump responded.
Trump continued: “I used to be accused by, I consider it was 4 girls…who bought paid some huge cash to make up tales about me.”
Trump has been accused of sexual misconduct by greater than a dozen girls.