President TrumpDonald TrumpCheney says a lot of GOP lawmakers have privately encouraged her fight against Trump Republicans criticizing Afghan refugees face risks DeVos says 'principles have been overtaken by personalities' in GOP MORE late Monday accused Democrats of "working hard to destroy" Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh with "false accusations" as two sexual misconduct allegations roil the judge's path to the high court.
"The Democrats are working hard to destroy a wonderful man, and a man who has the potential to be one of our greatest Supreme Court Justices ever, with an array of False Accusations the likes of which have never been seen before!" Trump tweeted.
The Democrats are working hard to destroy a wonderful man, and a man who has the potential to be one of our greatest Supreme Court Justices ever, with an array of False Accusations the likes of which have never been seen before!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) September 24, 2018
Trump originally wrote "false acquisitions" in a tweet that he subsequently deleted.
False Acquisitions? pic.twitter.com/CJlgQiQde6— David P Gelles (@gelles) September 24, 2018
The president earlier on Monday wrote off the accusations against Kavanaugh as "totally political," doubling down on his support for the embattled judge.
“Judge Kavanaugh is an outstanding person and I am with him all the way,” Trump told reporters ahead of the United Nations General Assembly in New York on Monday. “This could be one of the single most unfair, unjust things to happen to a candidate for anything."
“For people to come out of the woodwork from 36 years ago and 30 years ago and never mention it — all of the sudden it happens," Trump added. "In my opinion, it’s totally political."
Two women in the last week have come forward with accusations of sexual misconduct against Kavanaugh. The first, Christine Blasey Ford, is claiming Kavanaugh pinned her down, groped her and attempted to remove her clothes during a high school party in 1982. Deborah Ramirez is alleging Kavanaugh exposed himself without her consent and thrust his penis in her face during a Yale University gathering several years later.
Kavanaugh and the White House have forcefully denied the accusations. GOP leaders have blamed Democrats for the "eleventh-hour" accusations, calling the timing strategic.