White House press secretary Sarah Sanders said that President Donald Trump was “stating facts” rather than mocking Dr. Christine Blasey Ford at a rally in Mississippi Tuesday night.
Fox News’ John Roberts asked Sanders why Trump talked about Ford’s Senate Judiciary Committee testimony in the way that he did. During Tuesday’s rally, Trump noted that Ford has been unable to recall key facts about her alleged sexual assault by Kavanaugh, including when and where it occurred.
“The president was stating the facts, and frankly facts that were included in special prosecutor Rachel Mitchell’s report,” Sanders said. “He was stating facts that were given during Dr. Ford’s testimony, and the Senate has to make a decision based on those facts.”
Sanders also suggested that the media and Democrats are being hypocritical by aggressively scrutinizing Judge Brett Kavanaugh’s testimony while taking it easy on Ford. (RELATED: Trump Mimics Blasey Ford’s Allegation Against Kavanaugh)
“Every single word Judge Kavanaugh has said has been picked apart. Every single word, second by second of his testimony has been picked apart, yet if anybody says anything about the accusations that have been thrown against him, that’s totally off limits and outrageous,” she said. “This entire process has been a disgrace.”