President Trump mocked and imitated Dr. Christine Blasey Ford at a rally in Mississippi on Tuesday night, questioning the credibility of the testimony she gave to the Senate Judiciary Committee last Thursday.
“‘I had one beer.’ Well do you think it was … ” he said, playing both Ford and her questioner.
“‘Nope. It was one beer.’ Oh good. How did you get home? ‘I don’t remember.’ 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.’” At this point the crowd went wild.
“What neighborhood was it in?” Trump continued. “‘I don’t know.’ Where’s the house? ‘I don’t know. Upstairs. Downstairs. I don’t know. But I had one beer, that’s the only thing I remember.’”
Ford’s lawyer, Michael Bromwich, responded to Trump in a tweet. “A vicious, vile and soulless attack on Dr. Christine Blasey Ford,” he wrote. “Is it any wonder that she was terrified to come forward, and that other sexual assault survivors are as well? She is a remarkable profile in courage. He is a profile in cowardice.”
Trump’s attack on Ford comes only days after he praised Ford. “I thought her testimony was very compelling and she looks like a very fine woman to me, very fine woman,” he said.