Donald Trump held his fifth press conference of his presidency today, and it is pretty obvious why he doesn’t hold these often…it was a train wreck.
Trump refused to say whether he thinks the three women accusing Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh are lying.
“I can’t tell you whether or not they’re liars until I hear them,” he said at a news conference.
However, Trump opened the door to withdrawing Kavanaugh’s nomination after Thursday’s hearing, when the nominee is expected to testify along with his first accuser, Christine Blasey Ford.
“If I thought he was guilty of something like this, yeah, sure,” the president said.
But Trump also defended Kavanaugh’s reputation, saying he would not get into that “game” when asked whether he thinks the women are lying.
“I won’t get into that game. I only tell you this. This is one of the highest quality people that I have ever met,” Trump said. “Everybody that knows him says the same thing.”
About the women’s allegations, Trump said: “These are all false to me.”
When a female reporter pressed him on sexual assault accusations against him, he got flustered and told her to SIT DOWN.
Twitter reacted accordingly:
.@weijia tried to ask her question. Trump interrupted her. Then he went into monologue about his grievances with NYT reporting on his own accusers. Then Weijia, again, tried to ask her question. Trump told her, "Please sit down." But she held onto the mic and asked her question.
— Philip Rucker (@PhilipRucker) September 26, 2018
Trump interrupts a question about the accusations against him to rant about a New York Times story during the election about his alleged mistreatment of women. Told by the female reporter that she hasn't asked: "You've been asking a question for 10 minutes. Please sit down."
— Daniel Dale (@ddale8) September 26, 2018
Trump constantly interrupting a woman reporter and then telling her to sit down sums it all up pretty neatly.
— Greg Pinelo (@gregpinelo) September 26, 2018
Trump brusquely tells a female reporter to "sit down" as she tries to ask him about the sexual assault accusations against him. The optics aren't great. pic.twitter.com/phIJHFYce7
— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) September 26, 2018