The View Rips Trump for ‘Nasty’ Tweet on Christine Ford: He Should Know by Now Why Women Don’t Speak Up
The hosts of The View went in on President Donald Trump‘s tweets this morning about Brett Kavanaugh and Christine Blasey Ford.
Trump’s restraint in talking about Ford was so noticeable that there was even a CNN report yesterday on how Trump’s own aides were stunned by how respectful he was being.
And then this morning he tweeted this:
I have no doubt that, if the attack on Dr. Ford was as bad as she says, charges would have been immediately filed with local Law Enforcement Authorities by either her or her loving parents. I ask that she bring those filings forward so that we can learn date, time, and place!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) September 21, 2018
Whoopi Goldberg teed up Trump’s tweet by saying, “It’s all sort of nuts because a lot of other dudes have strong opinions.”
“He has enough accusers to know why people didn’t come forward,” Goldberg said after reading the tweet. “Women don’t want to come forward because of exactly what’s happening.”
Sunny Hostin noted how many women do not report rape and attempted rape because women still fear they’ll be blamed and won’t be believed.
“I was saying this morning in our meeting,” Abby Huntsman said, “I’ve been surprised this week at how controlled for President Trump he’s been through this. I was thinking I’m surprised he hasn’t tweeted, that he hasn’t put out a statement like this. And an hour later this happens. I can only imagine how frustrated Republican lawmakers are about this because this just turned the tide. I think this really changes the narrative. This tweet is a very big deal.”
Goldberg said, “It’s nasty!”
Joy Behar recalled the Anita Hill hearing and how she was treated.
Huntsman brought up the death threats against both Christine Ford and Kavanaugh’s wife. Hostin said the death threats are a pretty clear answer to the question of why she didn’t come forward before.
Goldberg added that when Trump resorts to name-calling, it doesn’t “help this sort of BS view that you keep trying to pass off that you’re so fond of women.”
After bringing up Bill Shine‘s role in prepping Kavanaugh, Behar brought up Trump’s own accusers and wondered where they are.
“That’s why I say you know why women don’t want to come out,” Goldberg said. “You have enough people pointing the finger at you! What did you do? Did you threaten them?… To be this dense in 2018 after everything that’s happened is kind of freaky to me.”
Watch above, via ABC.
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