Trump: 'The US is with Kavanaugh all the way'

Trump: 'The US is with Kavanaugh all the way'
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President TrumpDonald John TrumpCNN's Camerota clashes with Trump's immigration head over president's tweet LA Times editorial board labels Trump 'Bigot-in-Chief' Trump complains of 'fake polls' after surveys show him trailing multiple Democratic candidates MORE on Wednesday said the U.S. is standing with his Supreme Court nominee, Brett Kavanaugh, "all the way" despite the sexual misconduct allegations that have roiled his nomination. 

"Wow, such enthusiasm and energy for Judge Brett Kavanaugh," Trump tweeted late Wednesday night. "Look at the Energy, look at the Polls. Something very big is happening. He is a fine man and great intellect. The country is with him all the way."

Recent polls have indicated that nationwide opposition to Kavanaugh increased in the days following his hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Thursday. Kavanaugh and Christine Blasey Ford, the first woman to publicly accuse him of sexual assault, testified in front of the committee last week regarding the allegations.

Ford alleged that Kavanaugh pinned her to a bed and groped her, at one point putting his hand over her mouth to prevent her from screaming, during a high school party in 1982. Kavanaugh denied Ford's allegations, as well as those from two other women accusing him of sexual misconduct. 

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Trump, at a campaign-style rally in Mississippi on Tuesday night, mocked Ford and her testimony, drawing laughter and cheers from the crowd. 

"'How did you get home?'" Trump said. "'I don't remember.' 'How'd you get there?' 'I don't remember.' 'Where is the place?' I don't remember.' 'How many years ago was it?' 'I don't know.'" 

Lawmakers throughout the day on Wednesday denounced Trump's remarks about Ford, with key swing votes in Kavanaugh's nomination including GOP Sens. Susan CollinsSusan Margaret CollinsRepublicans make U-turn on health care Children urge Congress to renew funds for diabetes research Justice Democrats issues 3 new endorsements for progressive candidates MORE (Maine), Lisa MurkowskiLisa Ann MurkowskiFinally, GOP lawmakers prove conservation and conservatism go hand-in-hand Alaska political mess has legislators divided over meeting place Republican lawmakers on why they haven't read Mueller report: 'Tedious' and 'what's the point?' MORE (Alaska) and Jeff FlakeJeffrey (Jeff) Lane FlakeFlake responds to Trump, Jimmy Carter barbs: 'We need to stop trying to disqualify each other' Jeff Flake responds to Trump's 'greener pastures' dig on former GOP lawmakers Trump says he's 'very happy' some GOP senators have 'gone on to greener pastures' MORE (Ariz.) speaking out against the president's conduct.

Trump has consistently stood behind his high court pick, calling the accusations against him false. 

The president himself has denied allegations of unwanted groping and kissing from more than a dozen women. 

"I've had a lot of false charges made against me," Trump said during a press conference in New York. "Does it affect me in terms of my thinking, with respect to Judge Kavanaugh? Absolutely. Because I've had it many times."

Senate Republicans filed cloture on Kavanaugh’s nomination late Wednesday, allowing the chamber to vote on ending debate on his nomination Friday.