The infamous President of the United States Donald Trump has been slammed for mocking the alleged sexual assault survivor Christine Blasey Ford.
During a campaign rally in Mississippi, President Trump mocked Dr Christine Blasey Ford who has claimed that she was sexually assaulted by Brett Kavanaugh in front of a huge crowd. Brett Kavanaugh is a Supreme Court nominee who allegedly sexually assaulted Dr Ford decades ago. As Donald Trump continued on a list of what he described as holes in the testimony put forward by Christine Ford before the Senate Judiciary Committee, the audience attending the rally laughed at Trump’s speech.
Dr Christine Blasey Ford testified that she was assaulted by Brett Kavanaugh in the early 1980s when both of them were teenagers. However, Mr Kavanaugh has denied all the allegation claims made by Dr Ford.
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During the rally in Southaven, Trump said while making a mockery out of this case,
“How did you get home? ‘I don’t remember,”’ “How did 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. I don’t know. I don’t know.”’
He imitated Ford adding,
‘But I had one beer — that’s the only thing I remember’
Following the remarks made by Trump in the rally; Mr Michael Bromwich, who is the lawyer of Dr Christine Blasey Ford, commented that Trump’s attack was very ‘vicious, vile and soulless’.
While giving an interviewe he said,
“Is it any wonder that she was terrified to come forward, and that other sexual assault survivors are as well?” Mr Bromwich tweeted. “She is a remarkable profile in courage. He is a profile in cowardice.”
Jeff Flake said, “There’s no time and no place for remarks like that. But to discuss something this sensitive at a political rally is just not right…It’s kind of appalling.”
Trump’s remarks ignited a parade of people who came out in support for Dr Ford and a number of sexual assault survivors displayed their support.
Actress Alyssa Milano, who came forward as a sex assault survivor led the chorus on Twitter of people who were taken aback by Mr Trump’s comments.
Referring to Donald Trump Jr, Alyssa Milano said:
‘Your father is an a**hole. This is the most misogynist display of barbaric insensitivity that I’ve ever seen. This is why I didn’t report [my abuse]. This right here. Women are watching. And we vote.’
People shared their stories
Emily Banks came out as a supporter as well.
This incident is not the first of its kind. Often women who gathered the courage to tell their stories of sexual harassment have been blamed for staying quiet initially and then emerging with their stories a long time later. Though their stories remained the headline news for some time, they would eventually be forgotten about. Sadly, we live in a bigoted world.