President Trump, having been accused of sexual assault and misconduct himself by at least 22 women, defended his Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh during a rally in Mississippi on Tuesday by mocking one of the women who says Kavanaugh assaulted her when they were teenagers.
Last week, Christine Blasey Ford, a professor from California, testified in front of the Senate Judiciary Committee that Kavanaugh sexually assaulted her during a high school party. Safely ensconced in Trump country, the president decided to mock Ford and the way she answered questions about how she got to the party and the location of the home: "What neighborhood was it in? 'I don't know.' Where's the house? 'I don't know. Upstairs. Downstairs. I don't know. But I had one beer, that's the only thing I remember.'" The crowd laughed and cheered.
Trump expressed great sadness for Kavanaugh, saying his life "is in tatters. A man's life is shattered." He said nothing about the people who survive being sexually assaulted, instead imploring the crowd to "think of your son. Think of your husband." Earlier in the day, Trump said it is a "very scary" time to be a young man in the United States, making a blanket statement that every single one is considered guilty until proven innocent.