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    During his testimony in front of the Senate Judiciary Committee on Thursday, Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh addressed claims that he was a heavy drinker.

    After Brett Kavanaugh repeatedly stressed that he liked beer during congressional hearings last week, US President Donald Trump was asked if he shared his Supreme Court nominee’s habits while holding a news conference in Rose Garden.

    “I’m not a drinker.  I can honestly say I never had a beer in my life. It’s one of my only good traits,” he said laughing. “I never had a glass of alcohol. I never had alcohol, for whatever reason. Can you imagine if I had? What a mess I would be. I would be the world’s worst,” he responded to a question from CNN’s Kaitlan Collins.

    Trump’s declaration sent social media into frenzy, with some arguing that he lied about never drinking:

    Other users couldn’t help but ridicule his words, turning to their arsenal of gifs:

    Fellow Twitterians claimed that drinking was the only thing Trump’s presidency made them want to do…

    …while another user pointed to the fact that everything Trump has ever said, was said while he’s been sober:

    Another netizen weighed in on the “one of my only good traits” part:

    Other users stressed that drinking was a taboo for Donald because his older brother Fred struggled with alcoholism and died at the age of 43. Moreover, his glass is usually filled with grape juice, cider, etc., even during formal events:

    Another user suggested that even though he was against alcohol, he still had a drinking problem:

    Last year, Trump opened up about his brother’s addiction during an anti-drug event:

    "I had a brother, Fred. Great guy, best-looking guy, best personality, much better than mine. But he had a problem. He had a problem with alcohol, and he would tell me, 'Don't drink. Don't drink.' He was substantially older, and I listened to him and I respected [him]."

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