President Donald Trump says he has no regrets about mocking Dr. Christine Ford last week during a rally in Mississippi.
According to a report in The Hill, Trump claims that he mocked Ford because he wanted to “even the playing field.” The president appeared on Jeanine Pirro’s Fox News show when he made the statements.
Pirro said to Trump, “You went off script and some people said you were extremely unkind to Christine Ford. But what was it that got you to pivot from your restraint about her and to fight for Kavanaugh at that point?”
The president responded, “Well, there were a lot of things happening that weren’t correct, they weren’t true and there were a lot of things that were left unsaid. And I thought I had to even the playing field. It was very unfair to the judge, and now I can very nicely say Justice Kavanaugh. It was a very unfair situation.”
He continued, “So I evened the playing field.”
Ford claimed that Brett Kavanaugh sexually assaulted her during a 1982 high school party, but she has no corroborating evidence to support her claims.
During his Mississippi rally, the audience applauded when he mocked Ford for the inconsistencies in her allegations. Trump said to the crowd, “How did you get home? ‘I don’t remember.’ How’d you get there? ‘I don’t remember.’ Where is the place? ‘I don’t remember.’ How many years ago was it? ‘I don’t know.’ What neighborhood was it in? ‘I don’t know.’ Where’s the house? ‘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.'”
Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh was sworn in to the nation’s highest court late on Saturday. If Trump wins reelection in 2020, it is highly likely that he will have the chance to nominate even more justices–the Court could be drastically altered in favor of conservatives for decades to come.