President Donald Trump came to the defense of Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh on Tuesday while speaking to reporters, calling the Democrats "con artists" who have brought harm to Kavanaugh's wife and children.
"I think it’s horrible what the Democrats have done," Trump said. "It’s a con game they’re playing. They’re really con artists. They don’t believe it themselves."
"They’re playing a con game, and they play it very well," Trump continued. "They’re lousy politicians, and they have lousy policies. They don’t know what the hell they’re doing. They want to get rid of ICE. They want to get rid of law enforcement. They don’t want to take care of our military. They want to raise your taxes. But they’re good at one thing — they’re good at one thing: that’s obstruction and resisting and con."
Trump highlighted Kavanaugh's character, academic record, and intellect as he defended his Supreme Court nominee, adding that he has "never had any charges like this."
"Thirty-six years ago? Nobody ever knew about it? Nobody ever heard about it?" Trump said. "And now a new charge comes up, and she says, 'Well, it might not be him.' And there were gaps, and she said she was totally inebriated and she was all messed up. And she doesn’t know it was him, but it might have been him. 'Oh, gee, let’s not make him a Supreme Court judge because of that.'"
Trump also noted the connections that the lawyers who are fighting against Kavanaugh have to the Democrats and how they have been involved in political fights like this "for years."
"It’s a shame that you can do this to a person’s life," Trump continued. "His wife is devastated. His children are devastated. I don’t mean they’re, like, 'Oh, gee. I’m a little unhappy.' They’re devastated. And it’s because these Democrats — and they know. They know. When I see Schumer, who never even saw this woman, 'I believe her 100 percent,' and I see these other senators that I deal with on a daily basis — I know them better than they know themselves — it’s just a game for them. But it’s a very dangerous game for our country."