President Trump said Tuesday that he believes it is a "very scary time for young men in America" in light of sexual assault allegations against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh that most Democrats believe despite the lack of evidence.
"I really think that Judge Kavanaugh will be accepted and voted on and positively voted on," Trump said as he was departing the White House. "Well, it's a tough thing going on. If you can be an exemplary person for 25 years and then someone can say you did this or that ... it is a very scary situation where you are guilty until proven innocent ... that is a very, very difficult standard. It is a very scary time for young men in America where you can be guilty of something you might not be guilty of."
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The FBI is investigating Dr. Christine Blasey Ford's claim that Kavanaugh held her down on a bed, covered her mouth with his hand and forcibly tried to remove her clothing at a high school party in the summer of 1982, when she was 15 and he was 17. Two other women have made allegations against Kavanaugh of sexual assault, excessive drinking, and aggressive behavior while the nominee was at Georgetown Preparatory School in Bethesda, Md., and Yale University.
"I think Judge Kavanaugh is doing well from what I've seen over the past 24 hours," Trump told reporters. "I think that Judge Kavanaugh is doing really well right now."
"I think he will be totally impartial. I think he is a great judge," Trump said.
Asked whether the Senate will vote on Kavanaugh's nomination this week, the president said that depends on the outcome of the FBI investigation, which he ordered Friday.
"It will be dependent on what comes back from the FBI. The FBI is working, they are working very hard and let's see what happens," Trump said.
Asked if he had a message for young women in America as the Kavanaugh investigation continues, the president said "women are doing great."