One of President Trump’s top advisers defended the president’s decision to publicly mock Dr. Christine Blasey Ford, saying the woman who has accused Judge Brett Kavanaugh of sexual assault has been “treated like a Fabergé egg.”
“The woman has been accommodated by all of us,” Trump senior adviser Kellyanne Conway told reporters on the White House lawn Wednesday morning, just hours after Trump did a mocking impersonation of Ford’s testimony.
“She’s been treated like a Fabergé egg by all of us, beginning with me and the president. He’s pointing out factual inconsistencies. Do you have corroboration for her claims? Can you fill in her memory gaps, her factual inconsistencies?”
In a testy exchange with reporters, Conway refused to acknowledge that Trump had questioned Ford’s credibility.
“When did he say she was not credible? He said there were factual inconsistencies. He laid them out for you. Don’t put words in the president’s mouth,” she shot at one reporter.
She also warned of fallout for the red-state Democrats facing reelection this fall if they vote against Kavanaugh.
“If I were one of these red-state Democrats, including but not limited to the three who voted for Justice Gorsuch, Sens. Heitkamp, Donnelly and Manchin, I would be very concerned,” she said. “They can either be complicit in that process or they can vote for Judge Kavanaugh, which is the will of the voters in their states.”
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