“I think she will never recover from this,” Trump said. “I think the people from Alaska will never forgive her for what she did.”

Trump said the one-week delay in voting on Kavanaugh to allow for an FBI background investigation into sexual assault allegations “turned out to be a great thing, a blessing in disguise.” He singled out Sen. Susan Collins (R-Maine) for praise and commended her for her decisive “yea” vote for Kavanaugh.

“I think what Susan Collins did for herself was incredibly positive,” Trump said. “It showed her to be an honorable, incredible woman. I think she’s got a level of respect that’s unbelievable. I really mean it.”