After days of restraint, Trump mocks Kavanaugh accuser

After days of restraint, Trump mocks Kavanaugh accuser

But he again signaled a desire to let the Federal Bureau of Investigation conclude a quick probe into the list of sexual misconduct allegations against Kavanaugh.

President Donald Trump ignited a crowd at a campaign rally in MS on Tuesday by mocking a woman who has claimed she was sexually assaulted by Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh decades ago. "I don't remember", Trump said, mocking Ford's answers during last week's hearing. On critical issues over the a year ago, I've watched her vote to raise taxes on Missourians and oppose conservative judges including Judge Kavanaugh for the Supreme Court.

When Trump says it's a very scary time for young men in America he does not mean the crisis of police violence or the opioid epidemic or the ubquity of guns. "'I don't remember, '" Trump said at the rally in Southaven.

"I think it's very unfair to bring up things like this", Trump said.

"When President Trump was elected, she made it her mission to obstruct the administration's agenda".

The White House - through press secretary Sarah Sanders and others - has dismissed all the allegations against him as old news that had been litigated during the campaign. You could be someone that was flawless your whole life, and somebody else could accuse you of something.

Earlier, Trump had defended his pick but admitted that the appeals court judge has had a "bit of difficulty" with alcohol. "I would re-nominate him, and I would take this case to the American people, and I'd ask voters in IN and Missouri and North Dakota and other places where Trump won saying who he would nominate if he got to be president and see if the voters want to appeal the verdict of their senator". I don't know - but I had one beer. "It doesn't necessarily have to be a woman", Trump said.

Exactly. What is the world coming to when a young, rich, entitled man can't get drunk and attempt to rape his class mates without it coming back to haunt him when he's applying for one of the most powerful jobs in the US?

The extended ridicule of Ford, delivered at the Landers Arena here in deeply conservative DeSoto County, is in stark contrast to the respectful way in which Trump and his aides had previously treated her testimony, even as they have stood by Kavanaugh and his assertion that he never assaulted her or anyone else.

Speaking with reporters on the South Lawn at the White House, Trump also said he hopes the Senate will vote to confirm Kavanaugh by the end of the week but acknowledged it depends on the result of the ongoing investigation.

She initially said she saw Kavanaugh and his friend Mark Judge spiking the punch at parties, making them much more complicit in whatever sexual misdeeds happened next.