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READ: Donald Trump Tweets That Christine Blasey Ford Would Have Filed Charges If the Attack Was as Bad as She Claims

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WASHINGTON, DC - JULY 25: U.S. President Donald Trump holds a joint news conference with Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri in the Rose Garden at the White House July 25, 2017 in Washington, DC. Trump began the news conference by announcing that Senate Republicans had passed a procedural vote on repealing Obamacare. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

After a short period of uncharacteristic restraint regarding Dr. Christine Blasey Ford’s allegations of sexual assault against his Supreme Court nominee Judge Brett Kavanaugh, President Donald Trump took to Twitter on Friday in an attempt to discredit Ford’s statements.

The president praised Kavanaugh’s character, decrying the allegations against him and subsequent demands from Democrats that they be investigated.

The president said that if the assault was “as bad as she says,” there would be filings with state authorities. He criticized Ford’s legal team for allegedly waiting 36 years to call for an investigation, despite Ford insisting she revealed the incident to no one until telling her husband of it around 2002 then elaborating on it in therapy in 2012.

Previously, the president had expressed doubt on the allegations, but still relayed that Ford should have her say. Now, many are criticizing his reversal.

Though his attacks weren’t exactly a surprise.

 

As some pointed out, Trump’s most recent attacks against Ford mirror his own relationship with sexual assault allegations.

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