President Trump mocks Christine Blasey Ford’s testimony, asks Americans to ‘think of your son’

Trump mocks Christine Blasey Ford’s testimony at Mississippi campaign rally; Some GOP Senators are incensed

President Trump continued his defense Tuesday of his Supreme Court nominee Judge Brett Kavanaugh, mocking one of Kavanaugh’s accusers at a Mississippi campaign rally.

|CRIMSON TAZVINZWA|AIWA! NO!|President Donald Trump for the first time directly mocked Christine Blasey Ford’s testimony before the Senate Judiciary Committee by casting doubt on her testimony during a campaign rally Tuesday night.

Before the crowd in Southaven, Mississippi, Trump imitated Ford during her testimony, mocking her for not knowing the answers to questions such as how she had gotten to the high school party where she says Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh sexually assaulted her.

The 72 – year old President in his vile attack on Ford seemed to reminisce kindergarten playground meanness at the Professor’s expense – mockery carried out under barren of thought ; lacking empathy, sympathy and comfort for a defenseless fellow human being.

“I had one beer. Well, do you think it was — nope, it was one beer,” Trump said, mimicking Ford’s testimony last week to the Senate Judiciary Committee.

Supporters at a Trump rally hold up a "Keep America Great" sign
Tuesday night at a rally in Mississippi, President Trump mocked Christine Blasey Ford’s testimony about her alleged assault in her hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee, to the laughter of the audience.Photo: Sean Rayford/Getty Images

The President and his crowd had lots of fun as they communally dissected Christine Blasey Ford’s testimony about her alleged assault in her hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee- – Trump’s audience laughed all the way.

Trump, while making his case that Kavanaugh deserves a spot on the Supreme Court, told the rally crowd in Mississippi, “I don’t even know him. I met him for the first time a few weeks ago. I don’t even know him. So it’s not like, ‘Oh, gee, I want to protect my friend.’ “
He called Democrats who are against Kavanaugh “evil people” who want to “destroy people.”
He reiterated his earlier claims Tuesday that nowadays you are “guilty until proven innocent,” and stepped up his line of argument that men are under attack in America, without mentioning survivors of sexual assault.
“Think of your son. Think of your husband,” Trump told the rally, noting he has had “many false allegations” against him.
He launched into a hypothetical riff about a young man who got a job at IBM or General Motors but is falsely accused of sexual assault.
“What do I do, Mom? What do I do, Mom?” Trump said, role-playing a conversation between a son and mother.
“It’s a damn sad situation, OK? And we better start as a country getting smart and getting tough.”
“How did you get home? I don’t remember. How’d you get there? I don’t remember. Where is the place? I don’t remember. How many years ago was it? I don’t know.”
Trump’s comments were met with laughter and applause from the crowd.
“I don’t know. I don’t know,” the President continued. “What neighborhood was it in? I don’t know. Where’s the house? I don’t know. Upstairs, downstairs — where was it? I don’t know — but I had one beer. That’s the only thing I remember.”

The big picture: For Republicans and red-state Democrats on the fence about Kavanaugh, Trump’s comments aren’t going over very well. While it isn’t likely to derail Kavanaugh’s confirmation, it’s another instance of Trump bringing more drama into an already-dramatic decision for senators.

Republican senators

  • Sen. Jeff Flake: “Well, there is no time and no place for remarks like that, but to discuss something this sensitive at a political rally is just not right. … I wish he hadn’t of done it and I just say it’s kind of appalling.”
  • Sen. Susan Collins: “The president’s comments were just plain wrong.”
  • Sen. Lindsay Graham told Atlantic editor-in-chief Jeff Goldberg on Wednesday: “President Trump went through a factual rendition that I didn’t particularly like, and I would tell him, ‘Knock it off. You’re not helping.'”
  • Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska), who has been undecided on Kavanaugh, said she thought Trump’s comments “were wholly inappropriate and in my view unacceptable,” per The Hill.

Ford’s attorney called Trump’s comments, “A vicious, vile and soulless attack. … She is a remarkable profile in courage. He is a profile in cowardice.”

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