President Donald Trump said he’s willing to change his mind about appointing Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court pending on what he hears from the testimony of Dr. Christine Blasey Ford in front of the Senate on Thursday.
“I’m going to see what happens tomorrow. I’m going to see what’s said,” Trump said in a rare press conference in New York on Wednesday. “If I thought he was guilty of something like this, yeah sure.”
Trump was asked if he believed that the three women who have accused Kavanaugh are “liars,” to which said he was not familiar with the specific accusations of Julie Swetnick, who was the third woman who came forward to accuse Kavanaugh on Wednesday morning. However, Trump called Swetnick’s lawyer Michael Avenatti a “low life.”
“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,” Trump said. “And you know what, I can be persuaded also.”
Trump also said that he could’ve just as easily picked a woman as his Supreme Court nominee and that she could’ve had accusations and charges filed against her since he said that accusations go both ways. Trump suggested that Democrats in Congress would vote against his Supreme Court pick no matter what.
“If we brought George Washington here, the Democrats would vote against him. He may have had a bad past,” Trump said. “George Washington would be voted against 100 percent by Schumer and the con artists.”
Trump added that he is focused on the Kavanaugh hearings and suggested he may even delay his planned meeting with Rod Rosenstein, the deputy attorney general, that was scheduled for Thursday.
He further reminded that he has similarly been accused by women, saying that they had been paid to make up stories, that his team had discovered they were being paid, but that the media would not cover it.
“I’ve been accused. False accusations. I believe it was four women,” Trump said. Trump has been accused of sexual misconduct by 17 women.