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Trump openly mocked Christine Blasey Ford’s sexual assault testimony at a rally

“Upstairs? Downstairs? Where was it — I don’t know.”

Donald Trump Holds MAGA Rally In Johnson City, Tennesee
President Donald Trump at a rally on Monday in Tennessee.
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President Donald Trump isn’t holding back on Christine Blasey Ford, the Palo Alto University professor who accused Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of sexually assaulting her in high school. Instead, the president is blatantly mocking her.

Onstage at a rally in Mississippi Tuesday, Trump mimicked Ford’s Senate testimony and attacked her for gaps in her memory.

“I don’t know. I don’t know. What neighborhood was it? I don’t know. Where’s the house? I don’t know. Upstairs? Downstairs? Where was it — I don’t know. But I had one beer, that’s the only thing I remember,” Trump said in his impression of Ford’s testimony.

Here’s a clip of the moment:

Trump went on to attack Julie Swetnick, another accuser who came forward with Michael Avenatti, the lawyer who rose to national prominence defending porn actress Stormy Daniels. Swetnick says Kavanaugh was present at parties where women were targeted, drugged, and “gang raped.” Another woman, Deborah Ramirez, has said Kavanaugh exposed himself to her at Yale. Kavanaugh has denied all the allegations against him.

“We had another woman just reported by a sleazebag lawyer named Avenatti,” Trump said. “Sleazebag! Sleazebag! Even NBC couldn’t shield her with that interview. This woman had no clue what was going on.” (He was referring to a recent NBC News interview with Swetnick.)

Ford gave a detailed account of the alleged assault last Thursday in front of the Senate Judiciary Committee and a sex crimes prosecutor hired by Republican staff to question her. While she has been honest about not remembering the exact date of the incident, or the address of the house in which it occurred, she did describe the room where it happened (it was upstairs) and the alleged assault itself — as well as the impact it has had on her life since.

Ford has also said that everyone at the party had had one beer. But she said that Kavanaugh and his friend Mark Judge — who she said was also involved in assaulting her — were visibly much more intoxicated. Like Kavanaugh, Judge has denied the assault took place.

The White House has consistently stood by Kavanaugh. Trump, at the direction of the Senate, ordered the FBI background investigation into Kavanaugh be reopened for a short period of time before the confirmation vote.

When Ford came forward with her allegations, Trump was notably quiet, focusing on his praise of Kavanaugh, whom he called one of the “great intellects” of our time. He has in the past poked holes in Ford’s story, asking why she or her parents didn’t go to the police at the time.

But now Trump, who’s been known to attack women who have spoken out about sexual assault in the past — especially those who have come out against him — appears back to his true form.

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