During an interaction with journalists surrounding allegations of sexual misconduct against Judge Kavanaugh, US President Donald Trump says, "I really think that Judge Kavanaugh is going to be accepted and voted on and positively voted on but we're going to have to see what the FBI says. They'll come back with a report.
On July 9, 2018, US President Donald Trump announced Judge Kavanaugh as his nominee to fill the Supreme Court vacancy created by Justice Kennedy's decision to retire. On September 16, 2018, the Washington Post published an article about a California psychology professor who accused Judge Kavanaugh of attempting to rape her when they were both teenagers at a house party during the early 1980's. Christine Blasey Ford said she initially sent a letter to Senator Dianne Feinstein about the incident when Kavanaugh's name was included on a shortlist for the Supreme Court. Judge Kavanaugh denied these allegations.
A journalist asked President Trump, "Judge Kavanaugh has said he fears more his sons than he does for his daughters. Do you agree him or with that?"
The President replies, "Well, it's a tough thing going on. You can be an exemplary person for 35 years and then somebody comes and they say you did this or that and they give three witnesses and the three witnesses at this point do not corroborate what you were saying. It's a very scary situation where you're guilty until proven innocent. My whole life, my whole life I've heard you're innocent until proven guilty but now you're guilty until proven innocent. That is a very, very difficult standard. Say it"
When asked further what would like to say to young men in America. He replied, "While I say that it's a very scary time for young men in America when you can be guilty of something that you may not be guilty of, which is a very very, a very difficult time. What's happening here has much more to do than even the appointment of a Supreme Court justice. It really does. You could be somebody that was perfect your entire life and somebody could accuse you of something, doesn't necessarily have to be a woman as everybody's but somebody could accuse you of something and you're automatically guilty. But in this realm you are truly guilty until proven innocent. That's one of the very, very bad things that is taking place right now."