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 TrumpTrump directed Cohen to lie to Congress about plans to build Trump Tower in Moscow during 2016 campaign: report DC train system losing 0k per day during government shutdown Senate Republicans eye rules change to speed Trump nominees 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 KavanaughGOP pollster says last minute enthusiasm saved Republicans in some midterm races Ocasio-Cortez's first House floor speech becomes C-SPAN's most-viewed Twitter video Kamala Harris says her New Year's resolution is to 'cook more' 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 MooreHillicon Valley: Dem blasts groups behind Senate campaign disinformation effort | FCC chief declines to give briefing on location-data sales | Ocasio-Cortez tops lawmakers on social media | Trump officials to ease drone rules Domestic influence campaigns borrow from Russia’s playbook Jones asks federal officials to investigate misinformation campaign tactics in Alabama Senate race 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.