After being thrust upon the national stage having coming forward with sexual assault allegations against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, Dr. Christine Blasey Ford testified against the nominee in a highly-anticipated Senate Judiciary Committee hearing today.
To many, Ford was as collected as could be under the circumstances, sincere, and ultimately credible. So much so that Fox News host Chris Wallace praised Ford’s testimony, saying:
“This was extremely emotional, extremely raw and extremely credible.”
“Nobody could have listened to her deliver those words and talk about the assault and the impact it has had on her life and not have your heart go out to her. She obviously was traumatized by an event.”
“This is a disaster for the Republicans.”
You can watch the clip below:
On Fox News, Bret Baier says hearing from Blasey Ford "is a totally different thing" than reading her allegations.
Chris Wallace: "This was extremely emotional, extremely raw, and extremely credible… This is a disaster for the Republicans." pic.twitter.com/aSbznSJdHC
— David Mack (@davidmackau) September 27, 2018
Wallace also mentioned that his two daughters confided in him about things that happened to them in high school. He asserted that teenage girls often feel compelled to keep silent about events like this.
Fox News' CHRIS WALLACE says in wake of Kavanaugh allegations "two of my daughters have told me stories that I have never heard before about things that happened in high school & hadn't told their parents… I don't this we can disregard Ford and the seriousness of this." pic.twitter.com/5lKaTDo9Cy
— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) September 27, 2018
The statement comes just a day after President Donald Trump dismissed the allegations as a “big fat con,” while simultaneously praising Fox News’ coverage in an unhinged press conference at the United Nations General Assembly.
The president was reportedly on a flight back to Washington as Wallace made the statements.
Air Force One TVs on Trump's return to Washington were tuned to Fox News—where host Chris Wallace has been describing Ford's performance as "extremely credible." https://t.co/0wG3hbYPo2
— Rebecca Ballhaus (@rebeccaballhaus) September 27, 2018
Trump is currently on Air Force One inevitably watching Fox News where Chris Wallace said this of Dr Ford’s testimony: “This was extremely emotional, extremely raw, and extremely credible… This is a disaster for the Republicans."
— Brigitte Bradford (@brig42) September 27, 2018
Many began to imagine if Trump would be singing a different tune following this coverage.
Fox News reporter Chris Wallace calls Dr. Fords testimony "emotional" and "Extremely credible." He goes on to say this hearing is a "disaster for the Republicans"
— Kelsie Taggart (@kelsientaggart) September 27, 2018
If he was strong enough or could get his little hands around his can of Diet Coke I bet it would have hit a wall already.
— Livin the Teal High Life (@tealtimeB) September 27, 2018
Sarah Sanders says he is watching. And there are also reports that he is furious about what he is seeing, and the fury is not directed at Dr. Ford but at those he feels led him to make this nomination.
— CatteNappe (@Catte_Nappe) September 27, 2018
Fox is famously Trump’s favorite network, speculated by many to be because of its conservative leanings and its willingness to mislead its viewers.
Twitter took notice that Wallace made the assertions on the infamously conservative network.