Thursday, many in the United States watched the highly anticipated testimony of Dr. Christine Blasey Ford before the Senate Judiciary Committee during the confirmation hearing for President Donald Trump’s Supreme Court nominee. Dr. Ford alleged Brett Kavanaugh sexually assaulted her when she was 15 years old.
But people also wondered if Trump himself watched the proceedings. The President’s preference for getting his news and information from television versus the printed word is well documented.
Now word from White House sources say Trump did watch Dr. Ford testify, or at the very least Fox News coverage of the testimony.
— MSNBC (@MSNBC) September 27, 2018
The White House says Trump has been watching Christine Blasey Ford’s testimony. Is he watching on Fox News? https://t.co/f7X6TwF287
— Brian Stelter (@brianstelter) September 27, 2018
While the President can generally rely on Fox to give him good news, today’s coverage even on that network presented Ford as “highly credible.”
Fox News’ Chris Wallace at the first break in Dr. Christine Blasey Ford’s testimony: Her testimony is “extremely emotional, extremely raw, and extremely credible,” while cross-examination format “is a disaster for the Republicans.” pic.twitter.com/fHy0rcwAV2
— Matthew Gertz (@MattGertz) September 27, 2018
This bodes ill for the President’s nominee, which cannot sit well with the man himself. And according to those same sources, it has not.
Person close to Trump says Trump is raging at how bad this has been for Republicans so far. Trump told people Ford “seems credible,” per source
— Gabriel Sherman (@gabrielsherman) September 27, 2018
People found the stories of Trump’s anger over the way Thursday morning’s testimony went credible as well.
I think we all are, if not for the same reason.
— Katchoo1 (@katchoo1) September 27, 2018
@realdonaldtrump cannot handle the TRUTH he will be more comfortable when Kavanaugh starts lying and blows up when he is questioned.
— KeithLeBlanc (@KeithLeBlanc63) September 27, 2018
He’s upset that this is bad for the GOP. He’s not upset that Kavanaugh(t) actually did this.
— GHill (@Z2221344) September 27, 2018
Trump has a history of believing the last person he talked to. It won’t last long.
— Solgud (@KrSolveig) September 27, 2018
Credible just like the women who accused trump
— pmb50 (@pmb501) September 27, 2018
What is striking here is how Trump is only concerned with how she comes off on TV, not whether or not she is telling the truth.
— Forrest Brakeman (@forrestbrakeman) September 27, 2018
People could certainly understand why Ford’s testimony would upset the President.