It says a lot about a man like President Trump, and the country that elected him president, when — in response to multiple allegations of rape and sexual misconduct by young men — the people he is most concerned for are … other young men? Of course it would never be the young women and victims at the hands of countless abusers and men in power, because that would to logical. Nope, President Trump decided instead to insist, “It’s a very scary time for young men in America when you can be guilty of something that you may not be guilty of.”
Um, ok. I’m pretty sure it’s a very scary time for women to be alive anywhere in the world as well, and has been since the dawn of time due. Look no further than the fact that no less than 81% of women have experienced sexual harassment to verify those facts.
President Trump on Professor Christine Blasey Ford testimony: "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. I don't know I don't know." pic.twitter.com/WufOLoMa9l
— CSPAN (@cspan) October 3, 2018
Clearly referencing Dr. Christine Blasey Ford’s testimony before congress last week, Trump had remarkably been quite restrained…until now. Ford’s lawyer Michael Bronwich promptly took him to task on Twitter:
A vicious, vile and soulless attack on Dr. Christine Blasey Ford. Is it any wonder that she was terrified to come forward, and that other sexual assault survivors are as well? She is a remarkable profile in courage. He is a profile in cowardice. https://t.co/UJ0bGxV1EZ
— Michael R. Bromwich (@mrbromwich) October 3, 2018
“The President’s comments were just plain wrong,” conceded crucial swing vote Sen. Collins in remarks to reporters in Washington DC.
Sen. Murkowski agreed: “I thought the President’s comments yesterday mocking Dr. Ford were wholly inappropriate and in my view unacceptable,” she told reporters.
Even Senator Flake got in on the criticism, telling NBC’s Today show that mocking “something this sensitive at a political rally is just not right. I wish he hadn’t done it. It’s kind of appalling.”
Sounds like there might actually be a chance of the Senate blocking Kavanaugh’s apparent birthright to the Supreme Court. But I won’t hold my breath. After all, we have to think of the young boys. Thankfully, the young men seem to be more sensible than the man in the White House.
“Ford might be lying, she might be telling the truth,” Dan Radka, 17, from Clinton, Connecticut told Good Morning America. “I have a feeling personally that she’s telling the truth, but I’m not a United States senator so that doesn’t matter.”