President Trump gave a rare press conference in New York on Wednesday. The majority of the rambling 90-minute appearance was dedicated to defending the president’s pick to replace Justice Kennedy on the Supreme Court. During the press conference, Trump talked about himself as he defended Kavanaugh and attacked his accusers.
Trump made countless outlandish claims. He said that Kavanaugh has already been found “guilty” before proven innocent. He also said that the allegations made by several women that Brett Kavanaugh sexually assaulted them in the 1980s were a “con game” perpetrated by the Democrats.
Trump expressed his understanding of what Kavanaugh is experiencing, admitting that he too has been accused many times. He acknowledged that his own experience is part of why he always sides with the accused and not the accuser.
During the president’s ramblings, even his own son in law, Jared Kushner, appeared shocked. At one point Kushner is caught on camera giving the person standing next to him a look of disbelief and mumbling something. It did not take long for Kushner to get himself together, but that momentary look demonstrated what the rest of the country was thinking.
While making his remarks, Trump said, “This is beyond the Supreme Court. This is everything to do with our country.” He went on, “When you are guilty until proven innocent, it’s just not supposed to be that way. He continued, “Always I heard, you’re innocent until you’re proven guilty. I have heard this for so long.” He added, “It’s such a beautiful phrase, in this case, you’re guilty until proven innocent. I think that’s a very, very dangerous standard for the country.”
Trump said that he looks forward to hearing Ford testify and said, “I also look very forward to what Judge Kavanaugh has to say.” He added. “I think it’s going to be a very, very important day in the history of our country.”
Trump’s performance may have been cringe-worthy, as his son in law demonstrated, but he may have been right about one thing. Today will be an important day in the nation’s history.
— The Daily Angle (@thedailyangle) September 26, 2018