Donald Trump on Monday seemed to abandon all pretense that he believes any part of the sexual assault allegations that two women have publicly leveled against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, CNBC informed.
“The Democrats are working hard to destroy a wonderful man, and a man who has the potential to be one of our greatest Supreme Court Justices ever, with an array of False Acquisitions the likes of which have never been seen before!” Trump tweeted on Monday night, misspelling the word “accusations.”
Trump quickly followed this up with another tweet, writing, “REMEMBER THE MIDTERMS!” It is unclear exactly to whom the second tweet was directed. A little while later, Trump apparently deleted his earlier post and replaced it with one accusing Democrats instead of “False Accusations.”
The accusations he meant by this is the ones of the two women who claimed that Kavanaugh sexually violated them when they were teenagers.
Christine Blasey Ford, a California professor, claimed that Kavanaugh held her down, covered her mouth and tried to undress her at a party when they were both in high school in suburban Maryland.
Another woman also revealed that as a classmate Kavanaugh tried to aggressively expose himself to her at a party during their freshman year, but Kavanaugh has rejected both allegations.
Nonetheless, the accusations have derailed Kavanaugh’s confirmation process, which had once appeared to be all but assured. Now the White House and the nominee are both engaged in a public relations battle with Senate Democrats and, increasingly, with Kavanaugh’s individual accusers.