Donald Trump attacked China and Canada, praised North Korea and defended his embattled Supreme Court nominee during a rare news conference in New York. The US president answered questions from reporters for almost 90 minutes following meetings at the UN General Assembly.Heated at times, a broad range of topics were raised at the news conference, including::: Brett KavanaughThe allegations of sexual assault made against Mr Trump’s nominee for the US Supreme Court dominated the news conference.He described the claims as a “big fat con job” and said the Democrats would be “laughing” at how they had deceived the public.Despite heaping praise on Mr Kavanaugh, the president said he would consider changing his mind about his nomination “if I thought he was guilty of something”.Mr Trump also admitted he views allegations of sexual assault “differently” because “a lot of false charges [have been] made against me”.Sky News’ US correspondent Hannah Thomas-Peter asked the president whether he was concerned about the message he was sending out to women by using phrases such as “con job” to describe the allegations against Mr Kavanaugh.He replied: “I’ve used much worse language in my life than ‘con job’. That’s like probably the nicest phrase I’ve ever… Read full this story
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