When President Donald Trump repeated the confusion of Christine Blasey Ford during a campaign rally – that’s all he did was repeat what she said – he was crucified by the media for “mocking” her.
Well, in Iowa, the president once again decided to remind the nation of the words of someone intimately involved with the whole Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh hearings fiasco with yet another reiteration of confusion:
“How about Sen. Feinstein? That’s another beauty,” Trump said, the crowd responding with boos and groans. “That’s a beauty!” he repeated (video below).
“Did you leak the documents?” Trump asked, acting out the scene. “Wha, wha, what? No, I didn’t!’ said Trump-as-Feinstein. He then imitated her backward glance at her staff. “Did we leak? Did we leak?” he said.
“No! No! No, we didn’t!” he said, turning back to the imagined committee. “No, no. He just said no, we didn’t leak.”
That’s when the “Lock Her Up!” chants began, an echo of the anti-Hillary chants frequently heard back in 2016.
“I think they’re talking about Feinstein!” Trump said in response. “Can you believe that?” he added with a laugh.
He went on to point out that if we’re talking about body language, Feinstein’s was “the worst.”
“In other words, did she leak it? 100 percent!” he said, adding, “No, I don’t want to get sued. 99 percent. See? Now I can’t get sued.”
The president may be safe from a lawsuit, but ChiSpyDiFi, oops, Senator Feinstein isn’t. Not only did she sit on an accusation of sexual assault, even if there was no way to prove it to be true, but she and/or a member of her staff leaked a name to the media that was requested to be confidential, and she was instrumental in dragging a man’s name and reputation in the mud just for political purposes. In the United States, that is called slander and it is illegal.
All the president is doing is reminding the country of her actions. No mockery is really involved.
Donald Trump’s Iowa crowd chants “lock her up!” at his mention of Senator Dianne Feinstein.
The president laughs playfully. pic.twitter.com/a6KLrf8kzS
— Sahil Kapur (@sahilkapur) October 10, 2018