Senator Mazie Hirono Slams Trump for Mocking Christine Ford: ‘Lowest Common Denominator’
Democrat Senator Mazie Hirono of Hawaii called out President Donald Trump for reaching the “lowest common denominator” in his attacks against Brett Kavanaugher’s accuser Christine Blasey Ford at a rally tonight.
“We can always count on the president to go down to the lowest common denominator, mock people, call people names, attack them,” Hirono said while appearing on CNN with Anderson Cooper. “This is what he does.”
The comments referenced by the Democratic lawmaker include Trump mocking Ford’s testimony, particularly her line about having one beer at the party where Kavanaugh allegedly assaulted her.
“I had one beer. Well, do you think it was — nope, it was one beer,” Trump said, mocking Ford during his campaign event in Mississippi tonight. “How did you get home? I don’t remember. How’d 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.”
He continued: “What neighborhood was it in? I don’t know. Where’s the house? I don’t know. Upstairs, downstairs — where was it? I don’t know — but I had one beer. That’s the only thing I remember.”
“A man’s life is shattered,” he added.
Hirono also responded to those remarks directly: “The thing that Dr. Ford did remember, with 100 percent recollection, was that it was Brett Kavanaugh who attacked her.”
As for Trump’s belief that the #MeToo era is “a very scary time for young men in America, where you can be guilty of something you may not be guilty of,” Hirono said that sentiment “flows from total mistrust of women.”
“They must think that we all sit around making up stories about them,” she added. “We have a few other things that we like to do, such as getting on with our lives and making a living and all of that.”
First son Donald Trump Jr. has made the same comments about America’s reckoning with male sexual misconduct supposedly endangering innocent men, to-which Hirono said that “the apple doesn’t fall very far from the tree.”
She concluded by calling Trump “an admitted sexual predator” — referencing the president’s infamous Access Hollywood tape — and warning that “there are a lot of angry and determined women in this country now.”
Democratic Senate candidate Beto O’Rourke also weighed in on Trump’s attack against Ford.
Dr. Ford showed courage, power, and strength in her testimony. She should be treated with dignity and respect — not demeaned and belittled by the President of the United States.
— Beto O’Rourke (@BetoORourke) October 3, 2018
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