Trump Mocks Christine Ford’s Allegation Against Kavanaugh

Saagar Enjeti | White House Correspondent

President Donald Trump mocked Dr. Christine Blasey Ford’s decades old allegation of sexual assault against Judge Brett Kavanaugh, during a Tuesday night rally in Mississippi.

Trump referenced Ford’s replies of “I don’t know” when pressed on where the alleged assault took place, what exact date it took place, and who was in attendance. “I had one beer and that’s the only thing I remember,” the president said mocking Ford’s concrete recollection of only having had one beer.

Kavanaugh is currently in the midst of an FBI investigation into decades-old sexual assault allegations made against him from his high school and college years. The investigation follows an emotional Senate Judiciary Committee hearing in which one of his accusers, Dr. Christine Blasey Ford, alleged that Kavanaugh assaulted her in 1982.

Ford, however, was unable to provide key details to the committee during her testimony. A sex crimes prosecutor commissioned by the Judiciary Committee wrote a memo to Senate Republicans saying that Ford’s allegation does not have a level of evidence needed to bring a prosecution.

The president delivered a lengthy defense of Kavanaugh Tuesday while departing the White House saying “you can be somebody that was perfect your entire life and somebody could accuse you of something … that is one of the very, very bad things that’s taking place right now.”

 

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