Washington, Oct 3: Reiterating his support for Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, US President Donald Trump said that it is a scary and difficult time for young men in US.
Kavanaugh, who is battling sexual misconduct claims by several women, has denied the allegations. A vote to confirm Judge Kavanaugh has also been delayed as the FBI investigates the claims, reports BBC.
Mr Trump believes that Senate would approve the judge.
Speaking to reporters at the White House on Tuesday, Trump said, “My whole life I've heard, 'you're innocent until proven guilty', but now you're guilty until proven innocent. That's a very, very difficult standard.”
“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.”
He said that he is waiting to see what would come out of the FBI investigation into his top court, and he does not want to ‘interrupt’ anything.
The president said he was waiting to see what would come out of the FBI investigation into his top court pick, and he did not want to "interrupt" anything.
The President also seemed to mock Christine Blasey Ford’s testimony in the court, without taking her name.
The professor says Judge Kavanaugh, 53, assaulted her when they were in their teens.
The audience laughed as the president said: “Thirty-six years ago this happened: I had one beer! Well, you think it was…? Nope! It was one beer.”
Media also came up with a show titled, ‘How US teens talk about sexual assault.’ (UNI)