Watch: Trump mocks Ford
President Trump mocks Christine Blasey Ford
This comes days after Mr Trump called her “a very fine woman”,
During his campaign speech Trump ignited a crowd at a rally in Mississippi by mocking Dr Ford who claimed she was sexually assaulted by Mr Kavanaugh decades ago.
The crowd laughed as Mr Trump ran through a list of what he described as holes in Dr Ford’s testimony before the Senate Judiciary Committee.
“How did you get home? ‘I don’t remember,”’ Mr Trump said at the rally in Southaven. “How did 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.
I don’t know. I don’t know.”’
Imitating Dr Ford, he added, “But I had one beer — that’s the only thing I remember.”
It marked the sharpest criticism by Mr Trump of Dr Ford since she came forward publicly with the allegation last month.
He had previously called Dr Ford a “very credible witness.”
Dr Ford’s lawyer Michael Bromwich called Mr Trump’s attack “vicious, vile and soulless.”
“Is it any wonder that she was terrified to come forward, and that other sexual assault survivors are as well?” Mr Bromwich tweeted. “She is a remarkable profile in courage. He is a profile in cowardice.”
Arizona Republican Senator Jeff Flake said that mocking “something this sensitive at a political rally is just not right.”
“I wish he hadn’t done it,” Sen. Flake said. “It’s kind of appalling.”
Sen. Flake is a key Republican vote in the confirmation battle, and while he said last week he would vote to confirm Mr Kavanaugh, he also called for the expanded FBI investigation that resulted in a one-week delay.
Sen. Flake has not said how he will vote this week.
His Republican colleague Susan Collins joined in with criticism of the president, saying his comments were “just plain wrong”.
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Republican Senator Lisa Murkowski called the comments “wholly inappropriate and in my view unacceptable.”
Senators Flake, Collins and Murkowski are potential swing voters on Mr Kavanaugh’s confirmation.
Republicans hold a 51-49 majority in the Senate, with Vice President Mike Pence a potential tie-breaking vote, meaning they can only lose one vote on Kavanaugh’s nomination.
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My view: Just when you think clown king Trump cannot get any lower, he digs deeper, anew low. Trump's comment was just disrespectful and inappropriate. You do not make fun of women who are trying to come forward and share their sexual assault stories. Trump is a sad case and a Dangerous Lunatic. The president is a con man, who has been accused by New York Times of tax fraud allegedly defrauded and an alleged tax fraud.