"She only drank one beer": Trump mocks Kavanaugh accuser Christine Ford after being praised for not attacking her testimony
Trump's derogatory statement comes days after the extraordinary and historic hearing of clinical psychology professor Dr. Christine Blasey Ford who publicly came forward to detail her sexual assault allegations.
President Donald Trump mocked his Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh's accuser Christine Blasey Ford on Tuesday by saying that she does not remember anything about her alleged assault except for the information that "she only drank one beer." The president continued to say that Kavanaugh's life is in "tatters" because of Ford's accusation.
Trump's statement came shortly after people were marveling at how well he handled the Ford hearing and did not attack her, with a CNN article saying that 'Aides Quietly Stunned by Trump’s Respectful Handling of Kavanaugh Accuser.' The astonishment, if any, was short-lived after the president did exactly what his aides were afraid of and called Kavanaugh's accusers "really evil people" who are out to "destroy" his Supreme Court nominee's life.
Trump's derogatory statement comes days after the extraordinary and historic hearing of clinical psychology professor Dr. Christine Blasey Ford who publicly came forward to detail her sexual assault allegations against Kavanaugh in front of the Senate Judiciary Committee last week on Thursday.
Ford's testimony, which was painful to watch for many, was widely seen as credible as she asked for an FBI investigation into her claims and stood in stark contrast to Kavanaugh's, who not even once, conceded for an FBI investigation, repeatedly suggesting that the Senate hearing was enough.
BREAKING: President Trump mocks Dr. Christine Blasey Ford, who has accused Trump's Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of sexual misconduct, during a rally in Mississippi. https://t.co/yjrqDceYv6 pic.twitter.com/iv22aHRwhn— NBC News (@NBCNews) October 3, 2018
Trump, initially, had also called Ford's testimony credible and had reportedly said: "Why would I attack her?” two sources with knowledge of his remarks said, according to HuffPost. Trump, after the Senate voting, had also said that he would like to "see a complete process" of FBI investigations.
However, his decent behavior took a turn for the worse during the Mississippi rally on Tuesday, where he attacked Ford and her testimony and expressed his deepest sympathies for Kavanaugh.
Shortly after his statement at the rally, Twitter users began trolling him and asked CNN to update their article about Trump's aides being "stunned."
This is a scary time for quietly stunned aides— Paul F. Tompkins (@PFTompkins) October 3, 2018
Narrator: He did not respectfully handle the accuser. https://t.co/yymIP8ZCQ4— don’t tell me what to do (@plinksburgh) October 3, 2018
this totally ruins my “quietly stunned white house aide” halloween costume pic.twitter.com/f7TJiDb8kM— Jake Currie (@jakecurrie) October 3, 2018