Donald J. Trump the guy with a list of women who have accused him of sexual misconduct and he has paid off to be quiet about those incidents is now confronting the woman who has made accusations against a man up for a lifetime job on the nations highest court…
Of course Trump has every right to voice his views….
But women out there have to be shaking their heads as they watch why men make it hard for them to tell their story….
We’ll see how this continues to play out….
It’s gonna get nastier….
President Donald Trump and the GOP are hitting the panic button.
After a week of holding back, Trump on Twitter disputed the credibility of Christine Blasey Ford’s sexual assault allegation against Brett Kavanaugh on Friday. It’s a setback for Republicans who had welcomed Trump’s self restraint about a scandal that threatens to bring down his Supreme Court nominee.
Trump’s speculation about why Ford didn’t report her alleged high-school-era assault if it “was as bad as she says” comes just hours after a close Kavanaugh ally sought to implicate another classmate of the nominee and Ford in the attack on her — a Kavanaugh exoneration theory hotly anticipated by the GOP that landed with a deafening thud.
The one-two punch of Trump and prominent conservative lawyer Ed Whelan’s unsuccessful attempts to undercut Ford and boost Kavanaugh leaves the GOP effort to confirm the 53-year-old appeals court judge in fresh peril after a week of roller-coaster talks about potential public testimony by his 51-year-old accuser, a California-based professor. Senate Judiciary Chairman Chuck Grassley’s (R-Iowa) staff is in talks with Ford’s attorneys about a hearing sometime next week, but it’s not clear whether the GOP is ready to meet the conditions requested by her camp during a Thursday night call.
And Trump’s commentary may not help those negotiations with Ford’s camp….
Other crazy stuff is going on with this….
On Friday morning, conservative activist Ed Whelan sent the following tweet apologizing for a Thursday evening tweetstorm questioning Christine Blasey Ford’s allegation of sexual assault against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, saying, “I made an appalling and inexcusable mistake of judgment.”….
But on Thursday evening, Whelan, an attorney and president of the conservative Ethics and Public Policy Center, seemed to truly believe he had found the person who really assaulted Ford in 1982. And it wasn’t Brett Kavanaugh….