Trump calls Kavanaugh allegations ‘a big, fat con job’

Trump calls Kavanaugh allegations ‘a big, fat con job’

President Trump attacked Brett Kavanaugh's second accuser Tuesday, saying she "has nothing" on the Supreme Court nominee and was "totally inebriated and all messed up" during a college party at which, she said, Kavanaugh exposed himself to her.

Tensions are mounting as Senate Republicans, Senate Democrats, the White House and the lawyers for one of Kavanaugh's accusers, Christine Blasey Ford, near Thursday's hearing.

Trump reserved his harshest language for congressional Democrats, whom he called "evil people" and blamed for withholding allegations against Kavanaugh for political purposes.

Asked about whether he believed the women who had made accusations of sexual assault or inappropriate conduct against Brett Kavanaugh were liars, Trump responded by noting that he also had been the target of allegations like this.

But the USA president would not say whether he believed all of the women who have come forward with allegations were "lying", as he has claimed of his own accusers.

Trump went on to describe "a very unsafe period in our country" that he said was being "perpetuated by some very evil people - some of them are Democrats".

Trump said the accusations of sexual assault that have bedeviled him since the 2016 election "absolutely" affect his view of Kavanaugh's accusers: "It does impact my opinion".

"They weren't laughing at me, they were laughing with me", Trump said on Wednesday during his press conference in NY. He also took aim at Senate Democrats, calling the entire ordeal "a big, fat con job".

The US president addressed a number of topics during the press conference, including the Israeli-Palestinian peace process and Brett Kavanaugh's Supreme Court confirmation battle, but it was his reference to Rashidi that garnered the most attention on social media.

Ford and Kavanaugh are set to testify Thursday before the Senate Judiciary Committee.

Mark Judge, Kavanaugh's high school classmate and alleged witness to the incident between Ford and Kavanaugh, is hiding out in a DE beach town.

CNN's Jim Acosta - no stranger to seeking the spotlight himself in his self-appointed role as Trump antagonist asked him if, after he was done, whether the president might call on a female reporter.

"They weren't laughing at me, they were laughing with me".

Kavanaugh completely denied the allegation Sunday and in a Fox interview Monday. "I could be convinced of anything - maybe she'll say something, but in the meantime I have to tell you, he's one of the highest quality human beings", Trump said. We're supposed to uphold innocence.

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"I didn't expect that reaction, but that's OK", he said.

This took place, by the way, in a back-and-forth with a reporter who used to work for the New York Times, but now works for PBS News.

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