Words by Rebecca Fearn.
The most talked-about political story in America right now is of course the allegations made by Dr. Christine Blasey Ford against Supreme Court nomination Brett Kavanaugh. In September, sexual assault allegation arose against Kavanaugh by Blasey-Ford, who declared the Supreme Court nominee had attacked her at a party when they were both teenagers.
While much of Hollywood and the Twitter-sphere has unequivocally supported Dr Blasey Ford and argued she should be believed, President Donald Trump has (despite previously calling her a ‘fine woman’ who gave a ‘compelling testimony’) has made it very clear he is firmly backing Kavanaugh.
But last night at a ‘Make America Great Again’ campaign rally in Mississippi, POTUS took it one step further by actually mocking Blasey Ford’s testimony.
Referring to Blasey Ford’s inability to remember certain details of the attack (this was decades ago, FYI), Trump mocked her by saying:
“‘I had one beer.’ Well do you think it was…” he said, acting out scenes between Blasey Ford and her interviewers.
“‘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.”
He continued: “What neighborhood was it in?” ‘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.’”
Trump also spoke to reporters on the South Lawn of the White House recently and said he thought it was “a very scary time for young men in America, when you can be guilty of something you may not be guilty of.”
Could he make it more obvious he does not support or sympathise with survivors?! We think not…