Donald Trump Said George Washington "May Have Had a Bad Past"

Type: Spreads IgnoranceSep 26 2018 Severity:

After President Trump met with the United Nations for three days in New York City, he held a news conference to address just days before his Supreme Court nominee, Brett Kavanaugh, faced a hearing about an allegation of sexual assault. During the conference, Trump said attempted to draw parallels between George Washington and scandalous politicians by suggesting Washington might have had a bad past as well.

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Quote | He suggested to reporters that George Washington may have had a bad past.

"He may have had a bad past. Who knows, you know? He may have had some, I think, accusations made. Didn't he have a couple things in his past?" Trump said at a news conference, defending his Supreme Court nominee, Brett Kavanaugh.