President Donald Trump on Tuesday warned that it is a “very scary time for young men in America” after his Supreme Court nominee, Brett Kavanaugh, was accused of sexual assault.
The president made the remarks to reporters as he was boarding Marine One.
Trump explained that he was sticking with the nominee because he had not seen enough evidence of Dr. Christine Blasey Ford’s sexual assault claims.
“My whole life, I’ve heard you’re innocent until proven guilty,” Trump said. “But now you’re guilty until proven innocent. That is a very, very difficult standard.”
“I say that it’s a very scary time for young men in America when you can be guilty of something that you may not be guilty of,” he continued. “This is a very difficult time. What’s happening here has much more to do than even the appointment of a Supreme Court justice. You can be somebody that was perfect your entire life and somebody could accuse you of something.”
JUST IN: Trump says he thinks Kavanaugh confirmation will get a positive vote this week but it depends on what comes back in the FBI probe pic.twitter.com/bjNSCIoBNR
— Reuters Politics (@ReutersPolitics) October 2, 2018
Pool 1: Trump expressed support for Brett Kavanaugh and said he’s “an exemplary person.” He also suggested the current climate is difficult for young men.
— Debra J. Saunders (@debrajsaunders) October 2, 2018
TRUMP: `IT'S A VERY SCARY TIME FOR YOUNG MEN IN AMERICA'
— Erik Wasson (@elwasson) October 2, 2018
Trump says a lot will be dependent on what the FBI finds, but he hopes there will be a vote, a positive one, by the end of the week. pic.twitter.com/JJ9lk3adSc
— Kathryn Watson (@kathrynw5) October 2, 2018
Trump says he hopes for “positive” Kavanaugh vote in the Senate, but “it be dependent on what comes back for the FBI”
— Jordan Fabian (@Jordanfabian) October 2, 2018
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