CNN's Toobin: It's Trump's ‘nature’ to not believe accusations of sexual assault

CNN legal analyst Jeffrey Toobin on Tuesday suggested that it's in President TrumpDonald John TrumpCummings says Ivanka Trump not preserving all official communications Property is a fundamental right that is now being threatened 25 states could see severe flooding in coming weeks, scientists say MORE's "nature" to believe those accused of sexual assault over accusers, pointing to Trump's own history of being accused of sexual misconduct as evidence.

In an appearance on CNN's "New Day," Toobin asserted that Trump's decision to believe Brett KavanaughBrett Michael KavanaughCourt-packing becomes new litmus test on left Warren, Harris, Gillibrand back efforts to add justices to Supreme Court Pence traveling to SC for Graham reelection launch MORE, his Supreme Court nominee, over Kavanaugh's accusers was not "entirely" an act of political calculation.


"I don't think it's entirely an act of political calculation," Toobin says. "He's ... it's his nature. I mean, he doesn't believe women who accuse men of sexual harassment or assault."

"Or he doesn't want to," countered CNN anchor Alisyn Camerota.

"Right," Toobin responded. "He never believes women, whether it's Roy MooreRoy Stewart MooreRoy Moore says he's 'seriously considering' 2020 Senate bid Doug Jones: Trump unintentionally giving 'green light' to hate crimes GOP candidate welcomes Roy Moore to enter Alabama Senate primary MORE, or Bill O'Reilly, or Roger Ailes, or Donald Trump being accused. So yes, it's a measure of political calculation, but I think it's also who he is."

Toobin's remarks came days after the Senate voted to confirm Kavanaugh amid sexual assault allegations from three women dating back to his high school and college years, charges which the judge has forcefully denied.

The president was criticized during the confirmation battle by Democrats after he appeared to mock one of the women, Christine Blasey Ford, and her testimony at a campaign rally in Mississippi last week.

At a White House event Monday celebrating the successful confirmation, Trump erroneously told Kavanaugh that an FBI background investigation into the claims had found him innocent.

"You, sir, under historic scrutiny, were proven innocent," the president told the justice while lamenting Democrats' "campaign of personal destruction" against his nominee.