Trump Mocks Kavanaugh Accuser Christine Blasey Ford at Mississippi Rally

President Donald Trump pumps his fist after putting on a hard hat given to him before speaking to the National Electrical Contractors Association Convention at the Pennsylvania Convention Center Tuesday Oct. 2 2018 in Philadelphia. (AP

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The president lavished praise on Kavanaugh at the rally, and the crowd responded with similar enthusiasm, breaking out into chants of, "We want Kavanaugh! But I had one beer, that's the only thing I remember'". "These are really evil people".

The audience applauds as President Donald Trump speaks at a rally Tuesday, Oct. 2, 2018, in Southaven, Miss.

Kavanaugh has denied Ford's allegations.

Trump then told the crowd that men were going to be fired from their jobs after being unfairly accused of sexual harassment. After Trump's speech in MS, many followers think his early assumption that Dr. Ford is lying is inappropriate considering the investigation is still ongoing. "I've had so many false accusations". Bromwich tweeted. "She is a remarkable profile in courage". I don't know, upstairs, downstairs, where was it?

"Mom a bad thing just happened, a person who I've never met said that I did things that were frightful, and they're firing me from my job, mom, I don't know what to do, mom, what do I do?"

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Ford first told her husband and therapist about the assault, naming Kavanaugh, in 2012, long before he was nominated for a life-time appointment to the highest court in the U.S. She's also been the target of threats from Trump supporters since coming forward and has had to move and hire a security detail. Thad Cochran (R), who resigned in April amid health concerns.

Republican officials and the White House expect Hyde-Smith's race to go to a runoff under the state's jungle election rules that force a showdown between the top two finishers if no candidate wins at least 50 percent of the vote on Election Day. Cindy Hyde-Smith (R) ahead of the November election.

Trump's remarks in MS also follow a bombshell New York Times report noting various tax schemes, some which could be considered fraudulent, in the 1990s.

But Trump was far less sympathetic in front of his enthusiastic rally crowd, accusing Democrats of trying to slow down the investigation and insisting that nothing will come of it. But the event's start was slightly delayed until just after White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders issued a statement pushing back on the article and suggesting that the newspaper should apologize for its reporting.

Sonmez reported from Washington.

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