Trump Defends Speech Questioning Christine Ford

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Saagar Enjeti White House Correspondent
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President Donald Trump defended a recent speech highlighting Dr. Christine Blasey Ford’s lack of recollection about an alleged sexual assault by Justice Brett Kavanaugh, in a wide ranging interview on “60 Minutes.”

Trump referenced Ford’s replies of “I don’t know” when pressed during her testimony before the Senate Judiciary Committee 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.

“Had I not made that speech, we would not have won. I was just saying she didn’t seem to know anything,” Trump said defiantly to “60 Minutes,” adding, “I didn’t really make fun of her.”

“60 minutes” correspondent Lesley Stahl pressed Trump on whether he believed Ford was lying during her account, to which he replied, “I’m not gonna get into it because we won. It doesn’t matter. We won.”

Kavanaugh was later confirmed by the Senate with a vote of 50-48, despite Ford’s allegations.