“Thirty-six years ago, this happened. ‘I had one beer.’ Right? ‘I had one beer,’” he began. “How did you get home? ‘I don’t remember.’ How did you get there? ‘I don’t remember.’ How many years ago was it? ‘I don’t know, I don’t know, I don’t know, I don’t know.’”
He continued mockingly as the crowd cheered.
“What neighborhood was it in. ‘I don’t know.’ Where’s the house? ‘I don’t know.’ Upstairs, downstairs? ‘I don’t know.’ ‘But I had one beer, that’s the only thing I remember,’” the president said.
The president said accusations against Kavanaugh have ruined the judge’s life and his accusers share the blame with Democratic members of the Senate.
“And a man’s life is in tatters, a man’s life is shattered, his wife is shattered, his daughters – who are beautiful, incredible young kids,” he said.
“They destroy people, they want to destroy people. These are really evil people and then you see the people who are doing it,” Trump said.
“I could tell you things about everyone one of them.”
Choosing several Democratic members of the Senate Judiciary Committee, Trump called out Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.) for lying about serving in Vietnam. Blumenthal had referenced serving in Vietnam 10 years ago, though actually was in the reserves state-side.
“And then he cried when they caught him, he cried like a baby. Like a baby,” Trump said.
Trump also ragged on Sen. Cory Booker (D-N.J.), another member of the committee, which voted to pass Kavanaugh’s nomination on to the full Senate on Friday in a straight party-line vote, with the caveat from Sen. Jeff Flake (R-Ariz.) that there would be a brief FBI investigation to look into Ford and other women’s sexual misconduct claims.
He briefly brought up the ranking Democrat on the Judiciary Committee, Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) too.
The president was also incensed by allegations that Kavanaugh attended parties where women were gang raped, a claim made by Julie Swetnick, who is a client of Stormy Daniels’ attorney Michael Avenatti, who has discussed running for president against Trump in 2020.
“We had another just reported by a sleazebag lawyer named Avenatti,” Trump said, completely butchering the pronunciation of the attorney’s name. “What’s happening now? They had gang rape, gang rape, so many times. Well, that turned out to be false,” the president also said.
In an interview with NBC, Swetnick seemed to back off some of her initial claims about Kavanaugh, saying she recalled him “giving red Solo cups to quite a few girls during that time frame.”
She initially said she saw Kavanaugh and his friend Mark Judge spiking the punch at parties, making them much more complicit in whatever sexual misdeeds happened next.
Trump suggested that the interview proved that her claims were false.
“Guilty until proven innocent. That’s very dangerous for our country. That’s very dangerous for our country,” Trump said. “And I have it myself all the time, but for me it’s part of the job description. Let it happen to me, it shouldn’t happen to him, shouldn’t happen to him,” he said of his Supreme Court pick.
At a press conference in New York last Wednesday, Trump suggested he sided with Kavanaugh because so many false claims had been made of him as a celebrity playboy. He repeated a similar line to the crowd in Mississippi.
“Think of your son, think of your husband,” he said. “I’ve had many false accusations and when I say it didn’t happen, nobody believes me, but it’s me. It’s my job description.”