Trump just launched a vicious Twitter attack on Kavanaugh’s accuser

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The sexual misconduct scandal swirling around Trump’s Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh took a horrifying turn for the worst today, albeit a predictable one. President Trump — an avowed sexual predator himself who has demonstrated time and again that he views the suffering and abuse of women as dismissable when not outright desirable — took to Twitter to blast Kavanaugh’s accuser Christine Blasey Ford.

Trump started his tweet by insisting that Kavanaugh is a fine man, this despite the fact that numerous unsettling details about the judge have emerged since Ford’s allegations were made public, including the fact that he creepily insisted on hiring attractive female clerks and was a member of a misogynist secret society at Yale.

The president claimed that his nominee is “under assault by left wing politicians” who he insists “don’t want to know the answers” but simply want to complicate and delay the confirmation process. In reality, Democrats are the only ones pushing for the truth and have called for the FBI to investigate Ford’s claims so that the full truth of the incident can be uncovered.

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“Facts don’t matter,” tweeted the president who made 4,229 false/misleading claims in his first 558 days in office. He added that he must “go through this” with Democrats in D.C. on a daily basis, which is surely just a veiled complaint that the left won’t roll over and let him destroy our democracy in the exact way he wants.

Trump wasn’t done with his attacks there, and eighteen minutes later he zeroed in on Ford herself. He made the cruel comment that if the attack on Ford was “as bad as she says” she would have immediately filed charges or her parents would have. The following hours were followed by similar, though no less heinous, tweets.

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Of course, Ford can hardly be blamed for her reluctance to come forward at the time, as evinced by the massive backlash and smear campaign that has been launched against her in recent days. So bad has the reaction been from elements of the right-wing that Ford has been forced to move for her own safety.

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Women who accuse powerful men often face a similar situation. Ford’s decision to come forward now is courageous and spurred by her patriotism and desire to prevent a sexual predator from sitting on America’s highest court.

Trump ended his tweet by demanding that Ford produce contemporaneous law enforcement reports on the attack to prove her claims, documents he knows don’t exist. His entire shameful Twitter performance was a hack political move, designed to undermine Ford and ram Kavanaugh’s confirmation through. It once again reinforces what a man of low character he is and should spur all of us to support Ford even more.

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Robert Haffey

Robert Haffey is a political writer, filmmaker, and winner of the ScreenCraft Writing Fellowship. He is a graduate of Drexel University.

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