President Donald Trump, who is in New York this week for the United Nations General Assembly, will speak this afternoon at a general news conference.
Trump is scheduled to speak at 5 p.m. ET from the Lotte New York Palace hotel in New York. Watch his remarks in the player above.
There’s no sense of what the president may address, but the conference follows Trump’s first time as cahir of the U.N. Security Council meeting, where he reiterated his heavy criticism of Iran and accused China of “attempting to interfere” with the 2018 U.S. midterm elections. China said the U.S. president’s remarks at the meeting were “unwarranted accusations.”
The conference also follows hours of rapid developments in Thursday’s hearing over the sexual assault and misconduct allegations against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh.
On Wednesday, additional allegations emerged against Kavanaugh via attorney Michael Avenatti, who said he has submitted a sworn declaration to the Senate for review.
According to a statement posted by Avenatti on his Twitter account, the woman claims that Kavanaugh “consistently engage[d] in excessive drinking and inappropriate contact of a sexual nature with women in the early 1980s.”
“This is ridiculous and from the Twilight Zone. I don’t know who this is and this never happened,” Kavanaugh said in a statement in response to the latest allegations.
Kavanaugh has been accused of sexual misconduct by two other women, including Christine Blasey Ford, who is scheduled to appear before the Senate Judiciary Committee tomorrow to answer questions about a party at which she alleges Kavanaugh sexually assaulted her. Kavanaugh has denied these allegations.