"Trump continued. "'I don't know.' Where's the house? 'Where's the house?' I don't know. "That was, like rich white male heyday - I mean, every decade is, but that one was extra good for them". "But I had one beer that's the only thing I remember!" "You can be somebody that was ideal your entire life and somebody could accuse you of something ... and you're automatically guilty". Hours after Ford detailed her allegation of Kavanaugh's drunken sexual assault at a party when the two were in high school, Trump offered Ford praise.
Trump asked a series of questions, acting out both sides of Ford's congressional testimony to laughs and applause from the crowd. Trump himself has been accused of harassment by many women and has been caught on tape bragging about grabbing women. Think of your husband, ' Trump said.
"Think of your son".
Sen. Susan Collins, R-Maine, one of the three Republican senators who will likely decide Kavanaugh's fate, said Monday she is "confident that the Federal Bureau of Investigation will follow up on any leads that result from the interviews" when asked if the senator is satisfied with the scope of the inquiry. Of Democrats, he added, "These are really evil people".
"A vicious, vile and soulless attack on Dr. Christine Blasey Ford", tweeted Michael Bromwich, a former high-ranking Department of Justice official who is now representing the psychology professor.
The FBI was also due to question Leland Keyser and PJ Smyth, two people who Ford said were at the gathering of teenagers where Kavanaugh allegedly assaulted her. Bromwich tweeted. "She is a remarkable profile in courage. He is a profile in cowardice", Bromwich said.
The FBI has already interviewed Judge, who has denied any memory of such an incident, as well as at least three other people with information about the allegations made by Ford and a second accuser, Deborah Ramirez.
" - But also fans on reddit who see him as a fellow troll - including one who exulted: "Trump "mocks" Christine Blasey Ford testimony at MS rally crowd roars!" Kavanaugh has steadfastly denied all allegations against him, describing them as attacks by Democrats to derail his nomination.
Chuck Grassley repeated his request for notes from Ford's therapy sessions, details of her communications with The Washington Post and any recordings of her taking a lie detector test.More news: Emergency alert test going out to mobile phones nationwide
America First Policies, a group closely affiliated with Trump, extended a pro-Kavanaugh ad this week it had initially expected to take off the air, aides told USA TODAY.
Trump was speaking at the "Make America Great Again" rally in support of Mississippi's two incumbent United States senators, Cindy Hyde-Smith and Roger Wicker, both Republicans. She also told the Senate committee that Judge appeared nervous when she encountered him a few weeks later at the grocery story where he worked. 'I don't know. I don't know. I don't remember. How many years ago? "It's not like I want to protect my friend", Trump said.
On Monday, President Trump told reporters the FBI had the authority to interview anyone it desired, pushing back against charges by Senate Democrats that the White House is limiting the scope of the investigation.
And Sen. Patrick Leahy, D-Vt., referenced the over-the-top lampooning of Kavanaugh's hearing performance by actor Matt Damon in a "Saturday Night Live" sketch last weekend.
"I got boys and I got girls, and when I see what's going on right now - it's scary", Trump Jr. said.
Hyde-Smith was appointed this year to fill the seat of Republican Thad Cochran. Thad Cochran, R, who resigned from the Senate in April amid health concerns.
Mississippi Sen. Roger Wicker, former chairman of the National Republican Senatorial Committee, said that the debate over Kavanaugh is energizing voters in both parties. Chris McDaniel, Hyde-Smith basked in the president's support. If no candidate earns more than 50 percent of the vote on November 6, the top two vote-getters will advance to a runoff on November 27.
Still, Trump slammed Senate Democrats during a campaign rally in Tennessee Monday night.