The Kavanaugh topic dominated the news conference, however. But when he does, President Trump lets 'er rip.
President Donald Trump speaks during a news conference, Wednesday, Sept. 26, 2018, in NY.
On whether he plans to fire Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein amid reports that Rosenstein was willing to secretly tape Trump in the White House, Trump said he would "certainly prefer not" to fire Rosenstein, who is overseeing special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation of Russian influence in the 2016 USA election. "I can always be convinced".
"It is offensive that in purporting to stand by a Supreme Court nominee who has been accused of sexual assault, Mr Trump has chosen once again to defame and attack women, including our client, who had the courage to come forward to tell the truth about his own unwanted assaultive behaviour", said Mariann Wang. "And I think people are gonna see that in the midterms". He says his allegation did not come "out of nowhere".
While Trump has wondered if he was well-advised to choose Kavanaugh, he now believes that Republicans must fight back harder, mindful of the message it would send to his supporters if the GOP-controlled Senate can not help him get another conservative jurist on the high court. Kavanaugh has denied all allegations of sexual misconduct.
On his dispute with Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, Trump said he would "certainly prefer not" to fire Rosenstein and said he may delay a highly anticipated meeting with him. Trump went on to describe "a very risky period in our country" that he said was being "perpetuated by some very evil people - some of them are Democrats". "When you are guilty until proven innocent, it's just not supposed to be that way". Senate Democrats included his "messed up" assessment in a blast email accusing Republicans of being hellbent on confirming Kavanaugh no matter what his first accuser, Ford, tells the Senate Judiciary Committee at a planned Thursday hearing.More news: Paul Pogba 'sparks 25-man hunt for missing earring'
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Now it's possible I'll hear that and say hey I'm changing my mind. "This is a person, and this is a series of statements that's going to take one of the most talented, one of the greatest intellects from a judicial standpoint in our country going to keep him off the United States Supreme Court". Specifically, Washington says it has evidence of illicit ship-to-ship transfers of banned items, mainly oil, but increasingly coal and other goods.
But if he does, the recapture by Trump of a Justice Department he believes he lost as his term began may be at hand.
Trump also applauded his work in North Korea and highlighted his positive relationship with dictator Kim Jong Un. But in recent days, Trump has steadily ramped up his rhetoric about the accusers - much more than the Senate Republicans who will ultimately decide Kavanaugh's fate.
"No meeting was requested", she said.
Trump, Pompeo and other US officials have repeatedly reported progress in the denuclearization discussions with the North, but there has been little visible evidence of that to date. "(But) millions of people would have been killed" in what "could have been a world war", cnn REPORTED. "There was no obstruction, unless you call obstruction the fact that I fight back". He also called reports of the UN General Assembly audience laughing at him "fake news", insisting "they were laughing with me".
Trump allowed that he'd heard "a little rustle" as he began reciting USA economic gains under his watch, but he insisted: "They weren't laughing at me". I'm not saying they had to report it.