US President Donald Trump has reiterated support for his nomination of Brett Kavanaugh to the US Supreme Court, denouncing sexual misconduct allegations against the judge as a “con game” being played by the Democrats.
Trump made the comment in defense of his Supreme Court pick on the sidelines of the annual session of the United Nations General Assembly in New York on Tuesday.
“I think it’s horrible what the Democrats have done. It’s a con game they’re playing, they’re really con artists. They don’t believe it themselves, they know he’s a high-quality person, it’s just resist and obstruct, they’re playing a con game and they play it very well,” Trump said.
“They know he’s high quality and they wink at each other, they’re winking and they know it’s a con game,” he added.
Kavanaugh stands accused of sexually assaulting Christine Blasey Ford during a violent encounter at a drunken party back in the 1980s. Kavanaugh and Ford are…