Trump Revels In NYT’s Revision Of New Kavanaugh Allegation Story

WASHINGTON, DC - SEPTEMBER 6: Supreme Court nominee Judge Brett Kavanaugh testifies before the Senate Judiciary Committee on the third day of his Supreme Court confirmation hearing on Capitol Hill September 6, 2018 in Washington, DC. Kavanaugh was nominated by President Donald Trump to fill the vacancy on the court left by retiring Associate Justice Anthony Kennedy. (Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images)
WASHINGTON, DC - SEPTEMBER 6: Supreme Court nominee Judge Brett Kavanaugh testifies before the Senate Judiciary Committee on the third day of his confirmation hearing on Capitol Hill September 6, 2018 in Washington, ... WASHINGTON, DC - SEPTEMBER 6: Supreme Court nominee Judge Brett Kavanaugh testifies before the Senate Judiciary Committee on the third day of his confirmation hearing on Capitol Hill September 6, 2018 in Washington, DC. Kavanaugh was nominated by President Donald Trump to fill the vacancy on the court left by retiring Associate Justice Anthony Kennedy. (Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images) MORE LESS
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September 16, 2019 9:18 a.m.

After the New York Times clarified on Sunday evening that the woman at the center of the new allegation against Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh doesn’t recall the incident, Trump, predictably, reveled in the publication’s revision of the story.

In a series of tweets quoting “Fox and Friends” and the show’s apparent guests on Monday morning, Trump argued that the “one who is actually being assaulted” is Kavanaugh.

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On Sunday evening, the New York Times added an editor’s note to a news analysis piece it published over the weekend outlining a new sexual misconduct allegation against the Supreme Court justice during his college years at Yale. The piece was written by Times reporters Robin Pogrebin and Kate Kelly, who described an allegation about an incident at a Yale party in which Kavanaugh allegedly shoved his penis into a female classmate’s hand. The piece was part of a promotion for a forthcoming book called “The Education of Brett Kavanaugh: An Investigation.”

The Times clarified that the segment of the story it published was adapted from the book and it had failed to include a disclaimer that’s outlined in the book — that the female student declined to be interviewed for the book and that her friends said she didn’t actually remember the incident.

Editors’ Note: 

An earlier version of this article, which was adapted from a forthcoming book, did not include one element of the book’s account regarding an assertion by a Yale classmate that friends of Brett Kavanaugh pushed his penis into the hand of a female student at a drunken dorm party. The book reports that the female student declined to be interviewed and friends say that she does not recall the incident. That information has been added to the article.

The Times also apologized and deleted a tweet that it had posted alongside the book excerpt over the weekend which sparked confusion and outrage across Twitter.

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