Trump mocks Christine Blasey Ford at MS rally

Howard TerryOct 03, 2018

'Where's the house? I don't know. 'I don't know.' What neighborhood was it? But I had one beer.

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.

"I don't remember", he said repeatedly, apparently mocking her testimony. Kavanaugh has denied Ford's allegations.

Trump then told the crowd that men were going to be fired from their jobs after being unfairly accused of sexual harassment.

But Trump spent far more time railing against "radical Democrats", who he said had been "in a blind rage" since his election win.

"Think of your husbands".

Throughout his rally he continued to show his support for Kavanaugh and expressed sympathy saying that his life is "shattered" because of last week's events.

Ms Ford's lawyer, Michael Bromwich, called Mr Trump's attack "vicious, vile and soulless".

In his extended, one-man reenactment, Trump played both the committee's prosecutor and Ford, and suggesting that Ford was unable to recall key details about her alleged assault, NBC reports. "He is a profile in cowardice", Bromwich said.

The president's remarks are part of his and his GOP allies' attempts to defend their Supreme Court nominee from sexual assault allegations.

Under pressure from opposition Democrats and a handful of his own Republicans, Trump on Friday ordered a fresh FBI investigation into allegations of Kavanaugh's sexual misconduct during his youth.

In testimony last Thursday, Ford described attending a house party in the Washington DC suburbs in the early 1980s at which she was pushed into a bedroom where a drunken Kavanaugh held her down, groped her, tried to strip her and left her fearing for her life.

They said the agency had not responded to the offer to interview Prof Ford, or "a series of emails and letters in which we identified witnesses and evidence that would likely assist the FBI".

"Hm, I guess the president is really feeling the pressure tonight because what he says about Professor Ford is just not true, okay?"

The audience laughed as the president said: "Thirty-six years ago this happened: I had one beer!"

"We're in the midst of a manufacturing renaissance - something which nobody thought you'd hear", Trump said in a speech to the National Electrical Contractors Association Convention a day after celebrating the new North American trade deal.

He also mocked Democrats as acting "holier than thou" and focused on several potential 2020 presidential contenders by name, including former vice president Joe Biden, Sen.

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