MSNBC’s Mika Brzezinski unloaded on President Donald Trump for mocking Brett Kavanaugh’s accuser during a campaign rally.
The president ridiculed allegations of attempted rape that Christine Blasey Ford made last week under oath before the Senate Judiciary Committee, and Trump supporters in Southaven, Mississippi, cheered his taunts.
“This is why I said the day of the hearings that this is exactly what Donald Trump loves and wants, this type of issue, this type of problem with the Supreme Court nominee, because he loves to sow doubt in people,” Brzezinski said. “He loves to sort of shove in that vulgar disparaging angle.”
Kavanaugh’s supporters, and “Morning Joe” host Joe Scarborough, have insisted the nominee should be presumed innocent until his guilt could be proven — but Brzezinski said the president had made a mockery of that constitutional fundamental.
“One of the cruxes of this argument is due process, and is finding out the truth and it’s something that I think good patriots, good men and women, are all struggling with, and Trump loves to bring it down into the ditch,” Brezinski said.
“He loves to disparage people and to hurt them and to bring kind of an ugly, ugly truth to this,” she added, “and that is that you could hurt people with your words, and Trump does it from the podium of the presidency. I find it to be utterly disgusting.”