For someone who spent his life in business, the American President has the surest touch of any politician I have ever witnessed. If you ask me, he thinks Kavanaugh’s accuser is a liar and he is convinced that the process will make that evident to all. You should read this from end to end. It is a lesson on politics the like of which I have seldom seen before: Trump hints that he could DUMP Kavanaugh if accuser is ‘credible’ as he piles pressure on her to testify on Monday. The heading is accurate in its own way but also makes it seem that the President is distancing himself from support for his nominee. This gets closer to it:
Trump again said that he feels terribly for Kavanaugh and his family and pounced on Democrats for suppressing the negative information for weeks until it was nearly time to vote on the appointment.
Trump said Tuesday a news conference that a sex attack allegation against Kavanaugh is ‘shame’ and referred to the judge whose nomination is hanging on by a thread as a ‘great gentleman.’
‘I feel so badly for him that he’s going through this be honest with you. I feel so badly for him. This is not a man that deserves this,’ Trump told journalists.
The president pinned the blame for the 11th-hour chaos on Democrats, who he accused of resisting and obstructing his every move. He said he’d support an FBI prove into Kavanaugh’s accuser’s charge, except the law enforcement agency has said ‘that’s not what they do.’
The stakes are high, with the massive downside for the Democrats if she either refuses to testify or if she does demonstrates beyond argument that she had made it up out of whole cloth. A major potential teaching moment that will be lost on no one.