Donald Trump Calls Democrats “Con Artists” Amid Kavanaugh Accusations


Ahead of Dr. Christine Blasey Ford’s testimony on Thursday and the Senate Judiciary Committee’s vote to recommend Brett Kavanaugh’s confirmation to the Supreme Court on Friday morning, President Donald Trump held a press conference Wednesday in New York City. There, he assured the media that the three sexual assault accusations against Kavanaugh are a “big, fat con job” orchestrated by Democrats.

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During the news conference, Donald Trump reported that he has decided against reopening Brett Kavanaugh’s background FBI investigation.

“The FBI told us they’ve investigated Judge Kavanaugh six times, five times, many times over the years. They know him very well,” Trump said in his statement, per CNN, continuing to explain that even an all-clear from the FBI wouldn’t be enough to silence Democrats.

“They’re obstructionists. They’re actually con artists,” President Trump said of Democrats rallying against Kavanaugh’s confirmation. Trump also added that such behavior from Democrats could harm the party’s voter turnout in the upcoming midterm elections.

“I think people are going to see that in the midterms. What they’ve done to his family, what they’ve done to his children,” Trump continued during the conference. “They know it’s a big fat con job.”


US Judge Brett Kavanaugh shakes hands with President Donald Trump after being nominated to the Supreme Court at the White House on July 9, 2018.

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Conversely, Trump explained that it’s possible he could change his mind about nominating Kavanaugh once he hears the statements form the women accusing him of sexual assault and inappropriate behavior.

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“They’re giving the women a major chance to speak. Now it’s possible I’ll hear that and say, ‘Hey I’m changing my mind.’ Hey, that’s possible,” he said. “Whoever is given a chance … We’ve delayed it a long time,” Trump said. “They’re going to have a big shot at speaking, at making their case.”

Dr. Christine Blasey Ford will testify against Brett Kavanaugh on Thursday, September 27. Since coming forward with allegations of sexual assault, two more women have come forward reporting sexual assault and inappropriate behavior at the hands of Kavanaugh. The Senate Judiciary Committee will vote to recommend Kavanugh’s Supreme Court confirmation on Friday, Sept. 28 at 9:30 a.m.


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