President Trump holds rare solo news conference
- Author: Sonia Alvarado Sep 29, 2018,
Sep 29, 2018, 21:46
"I can't tell you whether or not they're liars until I hear them", Trump said.
As he closed out his week at the U.N. General Assembly, Trump also disputed the fact that when he was addressing world leaders and top diplomats Tuesday, he had drawn laughter - when he boasted that he's accomplished more during his time in office than nearly any previous administration. And these are all false, to me.
"But I think that will be overpowered by the backlash". Jiang then tried to finish her question, leading Trump to lament: "You've been asking the question for 10 minutes". "They're actually con artists, because they know how quality this man is". And if he believes the charges against Kavanaugh are ultimately true, he would consider withdrawing the high court nomination. We had fun." He added, "They didn't laugh at me.
Trump also said he may call Rosenstein later Wednesday evening to ask for a "little bit of a delay to the meeting" because he doesn't "want to do anything that gets in the way of this very important Supreme Court pick".
Trump said he rejected a one-on-one meeting with Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on the sidelines of the United Nations because he's annoyed by the country's trade negotiations. They went on television - and they didn't want to and I didn't ask them - and they said the New York Times made it up.
Trump's stated openness to considering the allegations levied at his embattled Supreme Court nominee were undercut by remarks only moments earlier in which he said their claims sounded "all false, to me". Well, don't you remember when all those women made told similar lies against Donald Trump? People want fame, they want money, they want whatever.
These include multiple allegations of infidelity, sexual harassment, bursting into changing rooms at beauty contests and, most infamously, bragging that he was such a big celebrity he could walk right up to women "and grab 'em by the pussy".
Trump said that the Kavanaugh situation was "a very, very risky standard for our country", as "you are guilty until proven innocent".
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So. Trump called on a foreign reporter by pointing at him, smiling and saying: "Yes please, Mr Kurd".
Kavanaugh appeared for his first on-camera interview about the allegations on Fox News Monday night in which he rejected them and defended himself with his wife, Ashley, by his side.
Trump also announced he is leaning toward keeping Rod Rosenstein as deputy attorney general, a decision that would avoid a major crisis at the Justice Department related to the Russian Federation investigation at the same time the massive controversy swirls around his Supreme Court nominee.
Some Democratic lawmakers have accused Trump of seeking Rosenstein's removal as part of a plan to shut down the Russian Federation inquiry. "I never saw them do anything wrong", he said of his friends Roger Ailes and Bill O'Reilly.
"This alleged event from 35 years ago did not happen", Kavanaugh said in a statement soon after the story was published.
Trump and his allies have criticized Rosenstein's performance in office, though some supporters have also warned the president not to fire the Justice Department official now because of the potential political fallout.
"I was accused by, I believe it was four women", Trump said.