Donald Trump Just Mocked Christine Blasey Ford at Mississippi Rally

The crowd cheered.

At a Republican rally in Mississippi Tuesday night, President Donald Trump mocked the testimony of Dr. Christine Blasey Ford in which she alleged she was sexually assaulted by Trump’s Supreme Court nominee, Brett Kavanaugh, when the two were in high school.

“Thirty-six years ago, this happened: I had one beer. Right? I had one beer,” he said, referring to Ford’s account on the night she was allegedly assaulted by Kavanaugh. “How did you get home? I don’t remember. How did you get there? I don’t remember,” he continued, ridiculing Ford’s recollections.  “But I had one beer, that’s the only thing I remember.”

Trump’s comments at one point inspired chants from the crowd: “We want Kavanaugh. We want Kavanaugh.”

But Trump didn’t stop there—he went on to say that men are under siege in the face of the #MeToo movement. “This is an important time for our country,” he said. “This is a time when your father, when your husband, when your brother, when your son, could do great…That’s something to think about, right? Think of your son. Think of your husband.” 

The FBI is investigating the allegations against Kavanaugh and the bureau could reach a conclusion as soon as Wednesday, the Wall Street Journal reported Tuesday.

Watch the full rally here:

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Please take a moment to see how all these truths add up, because what happens in the weeks and months ahead will reverberate for at least a generation and we better be prepared.

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