In Rare Moment Of Sanity, Fox And Friends Host Slams Trump For Mocking Kavanaugh Accuser
During a discussion on the scandal surrounding Supreme Court justice nominee Brett Kavanaugh, Fox & Friends host Brian Kilmeade criticized President Trump for mocking Christine Blasey Ford, who has accused Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of sexual assault.
“The tactic of the president laying low has been lauded by all sides. Last night he chose to blow it,” Kilmeade said on “Fox & Friends” on Wednesday, adding that the FBI could be concluding its investigation into Kavanaugh as soon as Wednesday.
“I wonder about the wisdom, as much as the crowd loved it, I wonder about the wisdom tactically of him doing that.”
Kilmeade said that there were clear gaps in Christine Blasey Ford’s allegations, but cautioned the president against going after her publicly.
Ford is accusing Kavanaugh of sexually assaulting her at a high school party in the 1980’s. She and Kavanaugh testified last week before the Senate Judiciary Committee regarding her claims.
Trump on Tuesday mocked Ford’s testimony at a rally in Mississippi — a move that drew laughter and applause from the crowd.
“How did you get home?” Trump said, imitating Ford’s testimony. “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?” he continued, as the crowd cheered. “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.”
Several lawmakers, including Republican Sen. Jeff Flake (Ariz.), criticized the president over the comments.
“To discuss something this sensitive at a political rally is just not right, it’s just not right. I wish he hadn’t done it. It’s kind of appalling,” Flake said on “Today” on Wednesday.
The FBI is currently conducting an investigation into sexual misconduct allegations against Kavanaugh. The probe could conclude by Wednesday, according to several reports.
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even brian kilmeade doesn't think trump should have mocked dr. ford last night (though don't give him too much credit; kilmeade's concern is "tactical") pic.twitter.com/oxs6RmmLBx
— Bobby Lewis (@revrrlewis) October 3, 2018