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Trump questions George Washington’s past to defend Kavanaugh

Twitter was puzzled by the comments.


Andrew Wyrich


Posted on Sep 26, 2018   Updated on May 21, 2021, 5:34 am CDT

President Donald Trump brought up the nation’s first president when defending Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh on Wednesday evening, accusing Democrats of being “obstructionists” who would vote against George Washington if he was up for a Supreme Court seat.

The comments came as Trump blasted the numerous accusations that have come against Kavanaugh in recent days and added that he would be watching the hearing where Dr. Christine Blasey Ford will testify on Thursday.

Trying to illustrate his point that Democrats had made up their minds about Kavanaugh’s appointment, the president said even Washington wouldn’t garner votes.

“Look, if we brought George Washington here and we said have George Washington, the Democrats would vote against him, just so you understand,” the president said. “He may have had a bad past, who knows, you know? He may have had, I think, accusations made. Didn’t he have a couple of things in his past? George Washington would be voted against 100 percent by Schumer and the con artists.”

The remarks left many people on Twitter puzzled.

Trump has also brought up that Washington was a slave owner during his much-criticized press conference in the aftermath of the violence that occurred in Charlottesville, Virginia.


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*First Published: Sep 26, 2018, 5:07 pm CDT