WATCH: Trump Apologizes to Kavanaugh at WH Ceremony — You’ve Been Forced to Endure ‘Terrible Pain and Suffering’

On Monday, President Donald Trump started Brett Kavanaugh‘s swearing-in ceremony at the White House by claiming that the new Supreme Court justice has been effectively cleared of the sexual misconduct allegations brought against him.

Kavanaugh officially took his place on the Supreme Court Saturday after several weeks of heated political fights and claims of improper conduct from multiple accusers. Trump has attacked “evil” Democrats throughout the day for their conduct throughout the “hoax” of Kavanaugh’s alleged sexual assault, and at an honorary White House swearing-in ceremony on Monday night, the president pronounced Kavanaugh “innocent” while lamenting the “terrible pain and suffering” his family went through because of the allegations, which Trump said was “based on lies and deception.”

“I would like to begin tonight’s proceeding differently than perhaps any other event of such magnitude. On behalf of our nation, I want to apologize to Brett and the entire Kavanaugh family for the terrible pain and suffering you have been forced to endure. Those who stepped forward to serve our country deserve a fair and dignified evaluation, not a campaign of political and personal destruction, based on lies and deception. What happened to the Kavanaugh family violates every notion of fairness, decency, and due process. Our country, a man or a woman, must always be presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty. And with that, I must state that you, sir, under historic scrutiny were proven innocent.”

Watch above, via Fox Business.

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