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  • President Donald Trump defended Supreme Court nominee
    Brett Kavanaugh as a “fantastic man” in a radio interview
    broadcast on Monday.
  • Trump also doubled down on his belief that the sexual
    assault allegations against Kavanaugh are suspect as they were
    not reported earlier.
  • But he also said that Professor Christine
    Blasey Ford, who is accusing Kavanaugh,
     should be
    heard, ahead of her expected testimony on
    Thursday. “I want her to have her voice,” Trump
    said.

  • Trump said that he would not likely be able to
    convince Democrats to vote for Kavanaugh, which means he would
    need the support of almost every Republican in the
    Senate.

President Donald Trump defended Supreme Court nominee Brett
Kavanaugh as a “fantastic man” in a radio interview while calling
for Professor Christine Blasey Ford, who has accused
Kavanaugh of sexual assault,
to be heard in a testimony.

While Trump said he supported Ford testifying, he reiterated his
hope that his nominee will successfully be elected to the Supreme
Court. “Hopefully, we’ll have a second judge very
shortly who is a fantastic, fantastic man, a fantastic talent and
intellect, hopefully Brett Kavanaugh will go on to the Supreme
Court” Trump said on
WTAM
radio in an interview with Geraldo Rivera.

The interview was broadcast on Monday morning but was taped
before
new sexual assault accusations came to light against
Kavanaugh
.

Trump has been defending Kavanaugh as he faces an
allegation from Ford that he pinned her to a bed, groped
her, and put his hands over her mouth when they were at a
high-school party in the 1980s. On Monday, Trump doubled down on
his belief that the allegations are suspect because they were not
reported earlier.

This went 36 years without a complaint, 36 years
Geraldo… and this never came up.”

Yet Trump said he was in favor of Ford testifying
publicly. 

“I want her to have her voice,” he said. “Let her have her
voice, let her say whatever she has to say. Let him say what he
has to say and that in the end the senators will make a
choice.”

Ford is expected
to testify
 before the Senate Judiciary Committee on
Thursday.


Brett Kavanaugh
Supreme
Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh has been accused attempted to rape
Dr. Christine Blasey Ford in the 1980s. He has denied the
allegation.


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Scott Applewhite/AP



Trump said that he would probably not be able to convince
Democrats to vote for Kavanaugh, which means he would need the
support of almost every Republican in the Senate.

“We’ll get almost no Democrat,” he said. “We may get a couple in
states where I won by many, many points — you understand that —
but we’ll essentially get no Democrat.”

New allegations against Kavanaugh have come to light since. A

New Yorker story
on Sunday described an investigation by
Senate Democrats into whether Kavanaugh exposed himself to, and
assaulted, a woman in college on Sunday. 

Lawyer and activist
Michael Avenatti also said he had a client
that alleges
Kavanaugh, in high school, tried to use drugs and alcohol to rape
women.

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