President Donald Trump said Tuesday, reflecting on the multiple allegations of sexual misconduct against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, that it was a “a very scary time for young men in America, when you can be guilty of something that you may not be guilty of.”
“You can be an exemplary person for 35 years, and then somebody comes and they say, ‘You did this or that,'” he told reporters earlier, answering questions by Marine One.
The sentiment echoed one from the President’s son, Donald Trump Jr., who said Monday that, given “what’s going on right now,” he was more afraid for his sons than his daughters.
Trump has been accused of sexual assault and other misconduct by multiple women. He’s continually asserted they’re all lying about him.
The President has consistently argued that nominating Supreme Court justices is, besides “war and peace,” his most consequential duty. But on Tuesday, he said “what’s happening here has much more to do than even the appointment of a Supreme Court justice. It really does.”
Trump on Kavanaugh allegations: "It's a very scary time for young men in America." pic.twitter.com/ZM1jNFtS5B
— TPM Livewire (@TPMLiveWire) October 2, 2018
This post has been updated.