Initially, he wanted a “full process.”
“I have great confidence in the U.S. Senate and in their procedures and what they’re doing,” President Trump said on Monday, Sept. 17, about a sexual assault allegation against Judge Brett M. Kavanaugh. “If it takes a little delay, it’ll take a little delay.”
Then, he started painting Kavanaugh as the victim.
“He is such an outstanding man,” Trump said on Sept. 19. “Very hard for me to imagine that anything happened.”
By Thursday evening, Trump had returned to his old habit. It only took four days.
“Why didn’t somebody call the FBI 36 years ago?” Trump said about Christine Blasey Ford’s allegation against Kavanaugh. “Let her have her say and let’s see how it all works out. But I don’t think you can delay it any longer. They’ve delayed it a week already.”
“The second accuser has nothing,” Trump said on Tuesday. “She thinks maybe it could have been him, maybe not. She admits that she was drunk. She admits time lapses.”
And on Wednesday, it took Trump just over two hours to question the account of a third woman who had accused Kavanaugh.
“These are all false to me, these are false accusations,” Trump said Wednesday evening when asked whether Kavanaugh’s three accusers are liars. “I can only say that what they’ve done to this man is incredible.”
It was a far cry from Trump’s call nine days earlier to “hear everybody out.”