‘Vicious, Vile and Soulless’: Her Lawyer Fires Back After Trump Mocks Christine Blasey Ford

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On Tuesday night, Donald Trump mocked Christine Blasey Ford at a rally in Mississippi, and a few hours later, Ford’s lawyer unloaded on Twitter, calling the president’s behavior “vicious, vile and soulless.”

Ford’s attorney, Michael R. Bromwich — who was spotted beside her during last week’s hearing on Capitol Hill — weighed in on Twitter, calling the commander in chief “a profile in cowardice”:

The president has been mostly restrained when talking about Dr. Ford and has instead come to the defense of Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh. However, Tuesday evening marked a dramatic shift.

Trump relied on one of his favorite genres for the event: the one man question-and-answer — the same sketch that he employed when mocking a disabled reporter on the campaign trail. It’s a bit like Abbott & Costello’s famous ‘Who’s on First’ except without the humor.

Watch the clip of the president’s Tuesday evening remarks below:

Unsurprisingly, Trump’s attacks were met with wide condemnation. On Wednesday morning, Sen. Jeff Flake (R-Ariz.) — whom the Republicans desperately need to vote “yes” on Kavanaugh — told NBC’s “Today” show that “there’s no time and no place for remarks like that. To discuss something this sensitive at a political rally is just not right. I wish he hadn’t have done it. I’ll just say it’s kind of appalling.”

Ford and her testimony regarding allegations of sexual assault against Kavanaugh rattled Washington last week, and the contentious stretch of days was capped off with Flake voting to advance Kavanaugh’s confirmation under the condition that the FBI would investigate the Supreme Court nominee.

Please note: This is a commentary piece. The views and opinions expressed within it are those of the author only and do not necessarily reflect the editorial opinion of IJR.

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N.Visovatti
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What else can we expect from a psychopathic con? That this action is tolerated as well as admired by misguided folks is in itself a tragedy.

Anonymous
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Anonymous

Hopefully the whole group of disturbing and vicious “people” will just go somewhere far away.

Anonymous
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Anonymous

Morte206, I have to disagree with you. The way Trump comes across when talking about others can only be described in one of two ways: “praise” or “mockery.” He is a soulless narcissistic sociopath.

banstan
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banstan

Just where did you get your degree in Armchair Psychiatry, anonymous? Same place you came up that awesome screen name?

Anonymous
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Anonymous

That is why you are anonymous,you don’t want people to know you for your stupid comments.

Morte206
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Morte206

FFS pointing out someone’s inconsistencies is not mocking them. It may be “challenging” them but it is not “mocking” them.

Patrick
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Patrick

and Trump is right too

Otisamsonite
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Otisamsonite

Whimpering, simpering wimp. Where’s the proof? His client can remember having a beer but doesn’t recollect how she got to the ‘the party’ where it was or how she got home? I don’t think GHB was even around in the 80’s. The cutesy liberal saying, ‘if you remember the 60’s… Read more »

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