President Donald Trump received some serious backlash on Twitter after he called out Dr. Christine Blasey Ford for not remembering many details about her alleged sexual assault by Brett Kavanaugh.
President Donald Trump, 72, indirectly mocked Dr. Christine Blasey Ford when he spoke at a rally in Mississippi on Oct. 2 and Twitter users are fighting back. The current commander-in-chief used his platform at the rally to speak about various issues and when he brought up his opinion about Dr. Ford’s testimony against Supreme Court judge nominee Brett Kavanaugh and the alleged sexual assault that happened, social media couldn’t believe his words. Trump tried to sway his audience in questioning Dr. Ford’s credibility by bringing up her gaps in memory and specifically pointed out the fact that she could remember she had just one beer at the party where the alleged incident happened, but she couldn’t remember other important details.
“I had one beer,” Trump said when mocking Dr. Ford to the rally audience. “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. 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.”
Trump went on to defend Kavanuagh by saying his life was “shattered” from Dr. Ford’s claims. “They destroy people, they want to destroy people,” he said referring to Dr. Ford and the people backing her accusations. “These are really evil people.”
The second Trump’s speech hit the internet, angry followers, including politicians and regular users, posted tweets of disgust. “
@realDonaldTrump is pathetic. Today, he lamented that it’s a very scary time for men, and tonight he mocked Christine Blasey Ford in front of thousands of Americans in Mississippi. Cognitive dissonance doesn’t begin to describe it,” political strategist Mindy Finn tweeted. “Donald Trump is a disgraceful human being. I believe Dr. Christine Blasey Ford,” U.S. House candidate Dr. Robert Davidson posted.
“@realDonaldTrump just mocked Christine Ford for accusing Kavanaugh of sexual assault in front of thousands of people. This is the American president,” television producer Andrew Kimmel‘s tweet read. “Christine Blasey Ford put herself at tremendous risk by coming forward. And @realDonaldTrump is mocking her tonight in Mississippi,” another Twitter user expressed. “So now Trump is laughing at her with his ‘people’ and Dr. Ford said one of the most traumatizing memories for her was… … the laughter.
#kavaNO #RememberInNovember,” a different user wrote.
Trump and his team authorized an FBI investigation into Dr. Ford’s disturbing claim about Kavanaugh after Senator Jeff Flake called for it last week due to the overwhelming urge from citizens. After Trump’s speech in Mississippi, many followers think his early assumption that Dr. Ford is lying is inappropriate considering the investigation is still ongoing.