President Trump called Kavanaugh "an extraordinary person" and "a great talent." He also commented on Sen. Susan Collins' speech calling her "incredible." 

Audible quotes from M1 departure — working on more shortly:  

“I’m really looking forward to the vote. He will be a great justice to the Supreme Court.”

“I think he’s going to make us all very proud. I also feel very strongly that, in the end, the process, it was really unattractive, but the extra week was something that I think was really good.” 

“A lot of very positive things happened in the last week. It didn’t look that way, but in the end that’s what happened.” 

“It’s a very exciting time.”

“Anytime you have a chance to put a Supreme Court justice in position — and in this case, I think he’s going to be a great, great Supreme Court justice for many years — it’s a very exciting time.” 

Q: Collins speech? 
“I thought that Susan was incredible yesterday. You could see how hard she worked, how hard she was working, she didn’t stop. But I know for a fact because I spoke with her. She didn’t stop. And she gave an impassioned, beautiful speech yesterday and that was from the heart.” 

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