President mocks alleged assault victim at latest campaign rally

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With possibly just hours left for the FBI to investigate sexual assault claims made against the Supreme Court Nominee Brett Kavanaugh, President Donald Trump went on the attack, mocking one of his accusers at a political rally, whose testimony he’d said just a week ago was “very compelling”.

“I don’t know, I don’t know, I don’t know.” 

At a campaign rally in Mississippi, the president’s supporters laughed and applauded as he mocked Christine Blasey Ford, the person who says Kavanaugh sexually assaulted her while drunk at a high school party decades ago.

“Upstairs, downstairs, where was it? I don’t know -but  I had one beer, that’s the only thing I  remember.”

Those remarks not sitting well with one crucial Republican senator, Flake saying, “to discuss something this sensitive at a political rally is just not right… it’s kind of appalling.”

But, Flake, on the Today Show, hinted that Kavanaugh, who vehemently denies the allegations, may still have his support. “Even if no votes are changed in the end, to have a pause here and to actually have an FBI investigation, gives us all a little more confidence in the process.”

Dr. Blasey Ford’s team is questioning the fairness of the investigation; they say the FBI has not interviewed her and is not returning their calls. \

The White House calls the president’s comments appropriate.  Sarah Huckabee Sanders saying, “she’s been treated like a Faberge by all of us beginning with me and the president. He’s just pointing out factual inconsistencies.”

And firing back at the New York Times for releasing a letter from 1983… Kavanaugh telling his high school friends in advance of ‘Beach Week’ they should “warn the neighbors that we’re loud, obnoxious drunks with prolific pukers among us”. 

The White House says, “He has already acknowledged under oath that he drank underage”. 

But, his testimony implied otherwise.  “The drinking age was 18 in Maryland for most of my time in high school, and was 18 in D.C. for all of my time in high school.”

The president’s son, Don, Jr., denied his father was mocking Blasey Ford. 

Ford’s attorney called Trump’s comments “a vicious, vile, and soulless attack,” asking, “is it any wonder that she was terrified to come forward?”

–Lana Zak, ABC News

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