At 9:13 a.m. on Friday, Kellyanne Conway told reporters that President Trump didn’t need to be advised not to attack Dr. Christine Blasey Ford — the woman who has accused Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of sexually assaulting her — because he knew it was the wrong thing to do.
“There’s no reason to attack her,” Conway said. “The president doesn’t need anybody to tell him. He does the right thing.”
One minute later, Trump made Conway look like a fool. At 9:14 a.m., the president posted a tweet attacking Ford by suggesting she’s lying about her account of being assaulted at a party in the early 1980s. He suggested that her assault must not have been so bad if she didn’t report it to the police immediately.
I have no doubt that, if the attack on Dr. Ford was as bad as she says, charges would have been immediately filed with local Law Enforcement Authorities by either her or her loving parents. I ask that she bring those filings forward so that we can learn date, time, and place!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) September 21, 2018
Conway wasn’t the only person Trump made look ridiculous with his string of tweets attacking Ford. His tweets came less than 24 hours after CNN published a story headlined, “Aides quietly stunned by Trump’s respectful handling of Kavanaugh accuser.”
Trump’s attack on Ford comes at the end of a week where he reacted to the sexual assault accusation against his Supreme Court nominee by repeatedly expressing sympathy for Kavanaugh, but none for Ford. That’s par for the course for Trump, who himself has been accused of sexual assault by 15 women, all of whom he claims are liars.