President Donald Trump and Polish President Andrzej Duda will hold a joint press conference at the White House today following their discussions on NATO and the European Union. The conference is scheduled for 2:10 p.m. ET.
As is customary in this type of news conference, the president is expected to select two U.S. reporters for questions. Beyond questions on foreign policy and international defense, Trump is likely to be asked about the sexual assault charges against his Supreme Court nominee, Brett Kavanaugh. The Senate Judiciary Committee announced last night that they will hold a hearing next week so Kavanaugh and his accuser, Christine Blasey Ford, can appear and testify about the alleged misconduct during their encounter years ago. Trump offered a measured response to this news last night, but he called it a “ridiculous question” when asked about withdrawing Kavanaugh’s nomination, so he might be asked to elaborate.
Trump might also be asked about how the government plans to address the destruction Hurricane Florence caused over the last few days. Even though the storm is over, multiple communities are now dealing with power loss, extensive property damage, and ongoing complications from floods. Today, Trump preemptively attacked Democrats by tweeting about how they’ll inevitably tell a “total lie” about how badly the government is going the handle the storm recovery.
Other topics that might come up include Paul Manafort‘s deal with Robert Mueller, the president’s declassification of numerous sensitive Russia probe materials, and the lingering impact of Bob Woodward‘s explosive book on the Trump Administration.
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