On a day in which a third, then a fourth, and then a fifth individual all accused Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of various forms of sexual assault, various people on Team Trump haven’t been handling it particularly well. Donald Trump had a jarring and incoherent eighty minute meltdown before the cameras. Various Trump surrogates went berserk on cable news. Somewhere in there, Donald Trump Junior thought he had something important to say.
It all began when Lindsey Graham began viciously attacking Julie Swetnick today over her allegations that Kavanaugh participated in multiple gang rape parties. This prompted Donald Trump Jr to cite Graham while making his own attacks against Swetnick. Junior took things even further by suggesting that the allegations weren’t credible because Swetnick is being represented by “porn lawyer” Michael Avenatti. This was a mistake, as it prompted Avenatti to weigh in.
Michael Avenatti fired this response in Donald Trump Jr’s direction: “You haven’t been paying attention. Your dad is the man who had unprotected sex with my ‘porn star’ client when your brother was 4 mos. old and your step mom was at home. How many other ‘porn stars’ has he slept with? You should leave this to the adults and go back to playing.”
Meanwhile the accusations against Brett Kavanaugh just keep coming. This evening he was accused of having drunkenly sexually assaulted a woman outside of a bar in 1998. Then he was separately accused of having sexually assaulted a woman on a boat in Rhode Island. Both these accusations are being investigated by the United States Senate.
Bill Palmer is the publisher of the political news outlet Palmer Report