Trump: Avenatti a "Low-Life Lawyer," A "Con Job"


PRESIDENT DONALD J. TRUMP: And people are going to be scared, because we could say it about you. Thirty-five years ago you -- and you might not know what's going on. What is going on? Why did they wait so long? Why did Senator Feinstein wait until the hearings were over, and make this case? Why didn't she bring it right at the beginning?

When you ask about, as an example, the FBI -- why didn't they bring this right at the beginning during the hearing? You would have had all the time in the world for the FBI. It would have been fine. Now, the FBI as you know did investigate this time, as they have five or six other times, and they did a very thorough investigation. But this is a big con job.

And I would love to be in the room with the Democrats, close the door, you guys are all away, outside waiting and Schumer and his buddies are in there laughing. How they fooled you all. Let's just stop them. A big, fat con.

Yes, go ahead.

QUESTION: But -- but, Mr. President, if I could follow-up, you have daughters. Can you understand why a victim of sexual assault would not report it at the time? Don't you understand?

TRUMP: By the way, I only say this, 36 years. No charge. No nothing. Everybody...

QUESTION: But -- but that -- that happens often. I mean...

TRUMP: ... People are going to have to make a decision. Thirty-six years, there's no charge. All of a sudden, the hearings are over and the rumors start coming out. And then you have this other con artist, Avenatti, coming out with another beauty today. I only say that you have to look at the facts.

The senators are very capable people. They're very good people. I know many of them, they're friends of mine. These are very talented, very good people and they're going to vote. They're going to have to believe what they believe.

I can -- when I look at what's happened to the reputation of a great gentleman -- a great intellect, a brilliant man, somebody that has a chance to be one of our great Supreme Court justices in history -- intellectually, I think it's a shame...

QUESTION: Thank you Mr. President. And a couple of questions for you to follow up on some answers that I didn't quite hear from you, if you would allow me a couple of questions. First of all, do you think these women, all three of them, are liars, yes or no?

TRUMP: Have they been what?

QUESTION: Are they liars?

TRUMP: I can't tell you, I have to watch tomorrow, I have to read. I just heard about one a little while ago. I can tell you her lawyer is a low-life, OK. So I can't tell you whether or not they're liars until I hear them. I don't know what happened today because I've been very busy with Japan, with South Korea, with China and about seven other countries, as you know, and I chaired the Security Council. So I don't know about today's person that came forward. I do know about the lawyer and -- and you don't get much worse -- bad reputation, to take a look at his past.

So as far as the other women are concerned, I'm going to see what happens tomorrow. I'm going to be watching. You know, believe it or not I'm going to see what's said. It's possible that they will be convincing. Now with all of that being said, Judge Brett Kavanaugh has been for many years, one of the most respected people in Washington. He's been on, I guess you'd call it the second highest court. And every single person knows him, a lot of people know him well and those people don't believe what's going on. I can always be convinced. I have to hear it.

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