"Fox & Friends" co-host Brian Kilmeade said Wednesday morning that President Trump chose to “blow it” by going after Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh’s accuser Christine Blasey Ford during his Mississippi rally Tuesday night.
“The tactic of the president laying low has been lauded by all sides. Last night he chose to blow it as the FBI is handing in the report as early as today,” Kilmeade said. “As much as the crowd loved it, I wonder about the wisdom tactically doing that.”
Before the Tuesday rally, Trump remained relatively silent on Ford’s allegations and his opinion on their validity.
In front of the crowd in Mississippi, Trump openly questioned Ford’s testimony last week before the Senate Judiciary Committee, wondering aloud why she couldn’t remember certain details about an alleged incident at a house party in which she says Kavanaugh forced himself on her.
“‘I don’t know. I don’t know. Upstairs? Downstairs? Where was it? I don’t know. But I had one beer. That’s the only thing I remember,’” Trump said while imitating Ford.
Ford said in Thursday hearing, where Kavanaugh also testified, that she "100 percent" knows the Supreme Court nominee sexually assaulted her 36 years ago, but had trouble remembering other details, such as where the party took place, how she got there, and how she got home after the alleged incident.
Several lawmakers, Republicans and Democrats, have condemned Trump’s imitation of Ford.