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Trump again defends Kavanaugh while welcoming accuser’s testimony

President Trump speaks with reporters outside the White House.
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President Trump said on Wednesday before leaving for North Carolina that he "really would want to see what [Dr. Christine Blasey Ford] has to say," per pool reports.

The big picture: Trump has stood by Brett Kavanaugh, but Axios' Mike Allen reported that Republicans are privately worried that Ford's allegations will the confirmation. Trump said that if Ford shows up to a hearing scheduled for Tuesday, "that would be wonderful, if she doesn’t show up that would be unfortunate."