"This is not a man that deserves this".
"If they delay a little bit just to make sure everybody's happy - they want to be happy", said Trump.
Ford recounted the incident in couples therapy back in 2012, while her therapist jotted down notes, indicating that she didn't just come forward with these allegation after Kavanaugh was nominated. "Most importantly I want the American people to be happy because they're getting somebody that is great".
The president said he had not spoken on Monday with his nominee, who was spending part of the day at the White House.
A vote in Judiciary Committee is slated for Thursday, but several GOP senators, including Arizona's Jeff Flake, have said that the committee should hear from Ford before they move forward on Kavanaugh's nomination.
Mr Trump, who reportedly did not meet Mr Kavanaugh on Tuesday, expressed sympathy for his nominee. She also said Mark Judge witnessed it. I have never done anything like what the accuser describes-to her or to anyone.
Kavanaugh has denied the allegations against him, while Ford has stated through her attorney Debra Katz that she is willing to testify publicly before the Senate Judiciary Committee regarding her allegations.More news: Amazon Prepping 8 New Alexa Products
Mitch McConnell said Ford will have "the opportunity to be heard". "We want to get to the bottom of everything".
A group of women who attended Holton-Arms have begun to circulate a letter of support for Ford.
In a new statement released Monday morning, Kavanaugh forcefully refuted Ford's allegations.
The lawyers for Ford predicted the hearing, as now scheduled, "would include interrogation by senators who appear to have made up their minds" that she is "mistaken" and mixed up.
He added that Kavanaugh was "anxious" to answer the accusations against him, while acknowledging that the testimony would hold up his confirmation.
Demand Justice, one of the leading anti-Kavanaugh groups on the left, told ABC News Monday that they are planning a $700,000 television and digital advertising blitz in four states, Alaska, Colorado, Maine and Nevada, that will focus on Dr. Ford's allegations.
However, as Kavanaugh-who already was deeply unpopular before Ford's allegations were made public-hasn't given any indication that he will stop seeking a lifetime appointment to the nation's highest court, other advocacy groups and Democratic lawmakers are calling for a delay of any confirmation vote until the Federal Bureau of Investigation can fully investigate Ford's claims.