“I thought that Susan was incredible yesterday,” Trump told reporters Saturday as he left the White House to fly to Kansas for a political rally.
“She gave an impassioned, beautiful speech yesterday. And that was from the heart, that was from the heart,” Trump added.
Before departing, Trump said that he was “really looking forward to the vote,” and lauded Kavanaugh as an “extraordinary person” and “great talent.”
“I think he’s going to be a great, great Supreme Court Justice for many years,” he said.
Trump also mentioned that he spoke to Collins, but did not provide additional details. “You could see how hard she worked. … She didn’t stop. And I know it for a fact because I spoke with her. She didn’t stop,” Trump said.
The Senate ultimately voted 50-48 to confirm Kavanaugh Saturday afternoon following a contentious confirmation battle.