President Trump said Tuesday that Democrats are playing a “con game” on his Supreme Court nominee by advancing the claims of woman who say Brett Kavanaugh engaged in sexual misconduct in high school and college.
He also questioned the version of events detailed by Deborah Ramirez, a Yale classmate who says Judge Kavanaugh might have exposed himself to her at an alcohol-laced party — though she says she was not initially certain it was him.
“The second accuser has nothing,” Mr. Trump told reporters after his speech to the U.N. in New York.
It was the furthest Mr. Trump has gone in questioning the accusations against Judge Kavanaugh, and in decrying the motives of Democratic senators who, already long-opposed to Judge Kavanaugh, now say the unsubstantiated allegations should sink his nomination.
Mr. Trump questioned Democrats who have said they don’t believe Judge Kavanaugh, yet have also decried Republicans who said they don’t believe the accusers.
“They’re winking. They know it’s a con game,” Mr. Trump said.