ABC News White House reporter Cecilia Vega accused President Donald Trump of committing a full-scale assault on Dr. Christine Blasey Ford in a heated back and forth Wednesday afternoon with Press Secretary Sarah Sanders.
The whole conversation is a reference to the president discussing, during his rally in Mississippi on Tuesday night, Ford’s testimony in which she admitted not being able to remember key facts about her alleged assault. (RELATED: Trump Mocks Christine Ford’s Allegation Against Kavanaugh)
“The testimony by Dr. Ford was compelling. But you can’t make this decision based on emotion, it has to be based on fact. They have to determine what the facts are of this case,” Sanders stated. “That’s one of the reasons they asked and begged for the FBI and delayed a hearing vote is so they could get more facts on this case. We expect the FBI to turn those facts over to the Senate and they can make a determination based on that. That’s all we are asking for.”
Vega followed up, “You said he was stating the facts at that campaign rally but this was so much more than stating the facts. This was a full-scale campaign rally assault on a woman who says she is the victim of sexual assault. What do you get out of that? Is that to help Kavanaugh’s nomination? Is this to rally the base?”
Sanders continued, “Again I dispute that it wasn’t anything other than the president stating facts that were laid out in the prosecutor’s memo that she put forward to the Senate. Each of the things he called out were things laid out in that memo.”
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