President Trump on Monday dismissed the sexual misconduct allegations leveled against Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh, including the allegation that he sexually assaulted Christine Blasey Ford when the two were in high school, as “a hoax that was set up by the Democrats.”
“The main base of the Democrats have shifted so far left that we’ll end up being Venezuela. This country would end up being Venezuela. I think a lot of Democrats are going to be voting Republican on Nov. 6,” Trump told reporters at the White House before departing for a law enforcement event in Florida.
He also ripped into Julie Swetnick’s allegation that Kavanaugh was present at parties where high school boys got girls drunk so they could be “gang raped,” calling them “made up,” “fabricated” and “a disgrace.”
“They are thinking about impeaching a brilliant jurist,” Trump said. “A man that did nothing wrong, a man that was caught up in a hoax that was set up by the Democrats.”
“The American public has seen this charade, has seen this dishonesty by the Democrats,” Trump added “I think it’s an insult to the American public. I think you’re going to see a lot of things happen on Nov. 6 that would not have happened before.”
Trump previously called Dr. Ford a “very credible witness” a day after her testimony before the Senate Judiciary committee.
“I thought her testimony was very compelling, and she looks like a very fine woman to me,” Trump said.
A few days later, Trump mocked Dr. Ford at a campaign rally in Mississippi.
“36 years ago this happened, I had one beer,” Trump said impersonating Dr. Ford.
“How did you get home? I don’t remember. How’d you get there? I don’t remember. Where is the place? I don’t remember. How many years ago was it? I don’t know. I don’t know. I don’t know!” he mocked Ford’s testimony to laughs and cheers from the audience.
“What neighborhood was it? I don’t know. Where’s the house? I don’t know. Upstairs, downstairs. Where was it? I don’t know. But I had one beer. That’s the only thing I remember,” he continued.
“And [Kavanaugh’s] life is in tatters,” he told the crowd.