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Trump mocks Christine Blasey Ford at MAGA rally as supporters laugh

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‘I don’t remember’: Trump mocks Christine Blasey Ford’s testimony
WATCH: U.S. President Donald Trump mocked Christine Blasey Ford on Tuesday over things he says she forgot, despite her remembering them in her testimony last week – Oct 2, 2018

U.S. President Donald Trump took the opportunity to mock Brett Kavanaugh accuser Christine Blasey Ford at a rally in Mississippi on Tuesday.

Trump has spoken favourably of Ford in the past, calling her testimony before the Senate Judiciary Committee — in which she accused Kavanaugh of sexual misconduct when they were teens —  “credible” and “compelling.”

READ MORE: ‘Appalling’: Republican senators criticize Trump for mocking Christine Blasey Ford

On Tuesday, however, he took a completely different tack, mocking what he characterized as a faulty memory — even though Ford remembers details that Trump claimed she forgot.

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Responding to chants of “We want Kavanaugh!” at the rally in Southaven, Miss., Trump lamented the process that the judge is undergoing as he tries to secure a seat on the U.S. Supreme Court.

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Trump noted that Neil Gorsuch, his previous appointee, “was put through the paces but nothing like what’s happening right now. Just crazed, it’s crazy.’

Then he launched into the various allegations that Kavanaugh has faced — and mocked Ford, in particular, for misremembering certain details she described very clearly before the Senate committee.

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“I had one beer, right? I had one beer, well, you think, nope! It was one beer,” Trump said.

“How did you get home? I don’t remember. How did you get there? I don’t know.

“What neighbourhood was it? 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.”

WATCH: Republican senators criticize Trump’s comments mocking Christine Blasey Ford

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Trump’s mocking stood in stark contrast to Ford’s testimony.

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Speaking before the committee, Ford admitted that she did not remember certain details from a night that unfolded 36 years ago.

But she nevertheless described details of the alleged assault that she said were “seared into my memory,” and that have “haunted me episodically as an adult.”

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Ford said she arrived at a small gathering where people were drinking beer in a family room-type area on the first floor of a home.

Kavanaugh and his friend Mark Judge were at this gathering and “visibly drunk,” she said, according to a transcript by the Washington Post.

Ford said that, early in the night, she went up to the second floor of the home to use the bathroom.

Christine Blasey Ford during the Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on the nomination of Brett Kavanaugh to be an associate justice of the Supreme Court of the United States, on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C., USA, 27 September 2018. EPA/MELINA MARA / POOL via AP

Then, she said that when she arrived on the second floor, she was pushed into a bedroom across from it.

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After that, she said Kavanaugh and Judge came into the room and locked the door.

Ford said she was pushed onto a bed and that Kavanaugh climbed on top of her, “running his hands over my body and grinding into me.”

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Asked by Democratic Sen. Amy Klobuchar to describe the details she recalls from that night, Ford mentioned “the stairwell, the living room, the bed on the right side of the room as you walk into the room.

“There was a bed to the right. The bathroom in close proximity, the laughter — the uproarious laughter — and the multiple attempts to escape and the final ability to do so.”

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Testifying before the committee after Ford did, Kavanaugh said he denied the allegation “immediately, categorically and unequivocally.”

WATCH: Schumer says Trump owes Christine Blasey Ford an immediate apology for mocking comments

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