President Donald Trump called the allegations of sexual assault leveled against newly confirmed Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh a “hoax” drummed up by “evil” people.
“I decided on Brett,” Trump said at a convention of police chiefs in Orlando, Florida. “I said he’s flawless. This is a flawless person, the best student, the best scholar, the great intellect, incredible record over many years.”
Trump said he expected Kavanaugh’s confirmation to be “a piece of cake” until sexual assault allegations were brought forward by three women.
“It was very, very unfair what happened to him,” Trump continued, “false charges, false accusations, horrible statements that were totally untrue that he knew nothing about.”
“It was a disgraceful situation brought about by people that are evil,” the president added. “And he toughed it out.”
Pres. Trump on Brett Kavanaugh: "It was very, very unfair, what happened to him…It was a disgraceful situation brought about by people that are evil. And he toughed it out." https://t.co/NkJuIoh4fP pic.twitter.com/gfh4uUT2KX
— ABC News (@ABC) October 8, 2018