Reuters’ Jeff Mason: Trump Was ‘Restrained’ and ‘Stayed on Message’ With Kavanaugh Remarks


Reuters White House correspondent Jeff Mason weighed in on President Donald Trump‘s reaction to the controversy surrounding his Supreme Court nominee Judge Brett Kavanaugh.

In remarks to reporters earlier in the day, Trump defended Kavanaugh, calling him “somebody very special” while at the same time wants to go through the process and make sure “everything is perfect,” adding that he has “great confidence” in the Senate in their procedure.

“He stayed on message, Jeff,” Fox News anchor Shannon Bream kicked off the panel.

“He stayed on message, yeah. And that is not something the president always does,” Mason responded. “Even when there are people around him in the White House who are saying, ‘Please do, please don’t tweet about this.’ But he didn’t tweet about it. He was restrained in what he said.”

Mason then said the president “sort of followed the tone” of White House counselor Kellyanne Conway, who said earlier in the day that Kavanaugh’s accuser, Christine Ford, “should not be insulted” or “ignored” while also defending the SCOTUS nominee.

The Daily Caller reporter Saagar Enjeti told Shannon Bream that Trump has “a lot of faith” in the Senate after the successful confirmation of his first SCOTUS pick Neil Gorsuch and knows that the confirmation of Kavanaugh has to be “absolutely rock solid” since the Supreme Court was a major factor in turnout among his base during the 2016 election, adding that there may be “self-awareness” on his part in avoiding tweets.

Watch the clip above, via Fox News.

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