The Bully-in-chief

CNN on Trump’s sneers at Ford last night:

President Donald Trump for the first time directly mocked Christine Blasey Ford’s testimony before the Senate Judiciary Committee by casting doubt on her testimony during a campaign rally.

Before the crowd Tuesday night in Southaven, Mississippi, Trump imitated Ford during her testimony, mocking her for not knowing the answers to questions such as how she had gotten to the high school party where she says Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh sexually assaulted her.

“I had one beer. Well, do you think it was — nope, it was one beer,” Trump said, mimicking Ford’s testimony last week to the Senate Judiciary Committee.

“How did you get home? I don’t remember. How’d 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.”

Trump’s comments were met with laughter and applause from the crowd.

“I don’t know. I don’t know,” the President continued. “What neighborhood was it in? 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.”

This is the president talking. The president.

Trump had previously been conciliatory toward Ford, calling her a “good witness” earlier on Tuesday and on Monday saying he respected her position very much.

“With all of that you cannot say that we’ve done anything but be respectful, and I do. I respect her position very much. I respect her position very much,” Trump said to reporters on Monday.

And made a liar of himself the next day.

The President said Tuesday night that Kavanaugh’s “life is in tatters. A man’s life is shattered. His wife is shattered, his daughters. … “

That ” … ” replaces the bit where he slavers over the beauty of Kavanaugh’s daughters.

He called Democrats who are against Kavanaugh “evil people” who want to “destroy people.”
He reiterated his earlier claims Tuesday that nowadays you are “guilty until proven innocent,” and stepped up his line of argument that men are under attack in America, without mentioning survivors of sexual assault.

“Think of your son. Think of your husband,” Trump told the rally, noting he has had “many false allegations” against him.

Very true, except for the “false” part.

Flake and Collins were not impressed. Trump is making it so unpleasant for them to stay loyal and vote for Kavanaugh.

“There’s no time and no place for remarks like that. To discuss something this sensitive at a political rally is just not right. It’s just not right. I wish he hadn’t had done it,” Flake told NBC’s Savannah Guthrie on “Today,” adding, “It’s kind of appalling.”

Collins, a Republican from Maine, similarly condemned Trump’s comments, telling CNN’s Manu Raju they “were just plain wrong.” She would not say if the remarks would affect her vote.

And, I’m guessing, it won’t.

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