Trump calls Kavanaugh allegations 'scary time' for men

Trump calls Kavanaugh allegations 'scary time' for men

Kerry Wise
October 4, 2018

President Trump on Tuesday lamented what his Supreme Court nominee Brett M. Kavanaugh is experiencing, saying it reflects a "very scary time" in the country when young men can be falsely accused of bad behavior. "I had one beer", Trump said as he began mocking Dr. Ford's gaps in memory to the rally audience. 'How many years ago was it?' I don't know. But now, you're guilty until proven innocent.

Imitating her, he said: "But I had one beer - that's the only thing I remember". "'I don't remember, '" Trump said at the rally in Southaven.

"Mom, a awful thing just happened", Trump said.

"It's a very scary time for young men in America, when you can be guilty of something that you may not be guilty of".

Trump's comments on Tuesday were just the latest instance of the President expressing concern about the public outcry resulting from the allegations against Kavanaugh and the impact on other men. Kavanaugh was also given a chance to respond to the allegations, which he angrily denied.

"You could be somebody that was ideal your entire life, and somebody could accuse you of something - doesn't necessarily has to be a woman ..."

"This is a time when your father, when your husband, when your brother, when your son could do great", Trump said, who then changed the inflection of his voice to dread as he intoned a conversation between the accused and his mother. "'I had one beer, '" he began.

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And then, for good measure: "We don't like their representative very much". "Canada would like to be in the agreement". It's been great for Canada. "I mean Mexico has 25 percent of our oil business now because of NAFTA", said Trump.

McConnell repeated that he expected a vote this week in the full Senate on President Donald Trump's nominee, a conservative federal appeals court judge. "I would re-nominate him, and I would take this case to the American people, and I'd ask voters in IN and Missouri and North Dakota and other places where Trump won saying who he would nominate if he got to be president and see if the voters want to appeal the verdict of their senator".

After the shocking mockery, Trump went on to defend Kavanuagh by saying his life was "shattered" from Dr. Ford's claims.

In his extended, one-man reenactment, Trump played both the committee's prosecutor and Ford, and suggesting that Ford was unable to recall key details about her alleged assault, NBC reports.

The second Trump's speech hit the internet, angry followers, including politicians and regular users, posted tweets of disgust.

Senator McConnell said a vote would happen on Mr Kavanaugh's nomination by the end of the week.

An FBI investigation is an important step, and should be completed.

At least 22 women have accused Trump of sexual misconduct between the late 1970s and 2013.