This is the face Trump made today when asked about Judge Kavanaugh.
This is the face Trump made today when asked about Judge Kavanaugh. YouTube screenshot

The Look of Fear in His Eyes: After some boring stuff about Japan and Canada and tariffs or whatever, the president opened up his post-UN press conference today to questions. The first question (asked at the 24:25 mark in the video below) is: Why haven't you asked for an FBI investigation? After all, it was a Republican president who asked for an investigation into the Anita Hill allegations during the Clarence Thomas confirmation hearings.

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Trump's Answer? "Well the FBI told us they've investigated Judge Kavanaugh six times, five times, many times over the years. They know him very well. But here there was nothing to investigate..."

As for Democrats: "They're obstructionists," says the guy who probably obstructed justice when he fired James Comey. "They're actually con artists," says the con artist in chief. "Because they know how quality this man is, and they've destroyed a man's reputation, and they want to destroy it even more."

The Second Question He Gets Asked Is: Are You Saying These Women Are Liars? His answer: "Yeah." He then adds, "These are all false to me."

There's a Tense Exchange at the 32:15 Mark: Jim Acosta (I think?) asks him to call on a female journalist after him. It goes like this:

ACOSTA: "If you don't mind, after I'm finished, if one of our female colleagues could go after me, that would be great."

TRUMP: "What does he mean by that? Explain. What does that mean?"

ACOSTA: [repeats himself]

TRUMP: "I wouldn't mind that at all. I wouldn't mind that at all. Wouldn't make any difference to me."

ACOSTA: "Why do you always side with the accused and never the accuser?" He mentions Roy Moore and others. "Is that because of the many allegations that you've had made against you over the years?"

Trump Doesn't Answer That Last Question: Instead he responds by saying that he could nominate a woman if Kavanaugh doesn't get confirmed—as if he's blowing everyone's minds that a woman could be a Supreme Court judge—but that the hypothetical woman he nominates could just as well be accused of sexual assault. Ohhhhh kaaaay?

Yeah This All Seems to Be Going Very Well, Mr. President: "Hopefully this is going to go very well on Thursday," he says. "It's going to go very well on Monday or Saturday or Sunday or whenever they vote." Very well, sir, yes! Very, very well.

And Then He Concedes It May Not Go Well: "It's possible" he'll change his mind after tomorrow's testimony, he says. "It's possible," he reiterates. "I could be persuaded..." But he dodges a question about whether all three women are going to be allowed to testify to the Senate Judiciary Committee. "I'm going to see what happens tomorrow. I'm going to be watching."

Okay, Enough About This Press Conference! Let's Talk More about the UN: A Latin American diplomat has confirmed that yes, indeed, the whole world was definitely laughing at Trump after he said his administration had accomplished more than any other in history. Buzzfeed:

“Sometimes, when we see a behavior or listen to arguments or notions that seem so far-fetched, unreasonable, or insane, there is almost natural reaction of laughing,” one Latin American diplomat said, speaking anonymously so he could speak freely.

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The diplomat added, “It is not laughing at a good joke, but a nervous laugh, or a bad joke turned laughable precisely because the guy who tells the joke doesn't realize how bad it is.”

Here's Colbert on that laugh heard around the world:

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