On the eve of what might be make-or-break testimony earlier than the Senate Judiciary Committee about sexual misconduct allegations in opposition to President Donald Trump’s decide for the U.S. Supreme Courtroom, Trump held a uncommon information convention. Listed below are a few of the prime moments.
Trump: Democrats Would Have Voted In opposition to Washington
Even the nation’s first president would have been voted down by Sen. Chuck Schumer and different Senate Democrats against Trump’s U.S. Supreme Courtroom decide, Brett Kavanaugh, the president mentioned.
“I’m counting on very reasonable and proficient Republican senators,” Trump mentioned. “If we introduced George Washington right here and we mentioned ‘We have now George Washington,’ the Democrats would vote in opposition to him, simply so that you perceive.
“He could have had a foul previous,” Trump added of Washington. “Who is aware of? He could have had some I feel accusations made. Didn’t he have a pair issues in his previous? George Washington can be voted in opposition to 100 p.c by Schumer and the con artists. 100%, 100 p.c.”
Trump on Rosenstein
Trump additionally made slightly information relating to Deputy Lawyer Normal Rod Rosenstein.
President Donald Trump says he would “definitely favor not” to fireside Rosenstein and says he could delay a extremely anticipated assembly with him.
Trump mentioned Wednesday that Rosenstein denied making remarks attributed to him in a New York Occasions report, together with that Rosenstein mentioned secretly recording Trump final yr.
Trump and Rosenstein had been scheduled to satisfy Thursday.
Trump says he could postpone that assembly as a result of he’s centered on a rare Senate committee listening to set for a similar day with Supreme Courtroom nominee Brett Kavanaugh and a lady who has accused Kavanaugh of sexual assault.
“We may carry George Washington in right here and Democrats would vote in opposition to him.”
Effectively, yeah, contemplating that Washington owned slaves, if he was up for a SCOTUS nomination, I would hope that Democrats (and GOP) would vote in opposition to him, although I am not satisfied Republicans would.
— Holly Figueroa O’Reilly �� (@AynRandPaulRyan) September 26, 2018
Did…. did Donald Trump simply accuse George Washington of sexual assault (apparently not understanding the distinction between him and Jefferson/Sally Hemmings)?
— Eric Schmeltzer (@JustSchmeltzer) September 26, 2018
George Washington’s stance on slavery does disqualify him from the Supreme Courtroom.
— Ian Millhiser (@imillhiser) September 26, 2018
— Davey D (@mrdaveyd) September 26, 2018
Trump answering @HallieJackson:
-won’t say whether or not or not he thinks the ladies are mendacity
-says he’ll watch tomorrow’s listening to to determine whether or not or to not withdraw Kavanaugh’s nomination
-says George Washington was “most likely” accused of some dangerous issues too
— Alexi McCammond (@alexi) September 26, 2018