On Tuesday night, while appearing at a rally in Mississippi, President Donald Trump decided it was okay and appropriate to mock Dr. Christine Blasey Ford, the woman who bravely came forward to share her story of sexual assault by Supreme Court Justice Nominee, Brett Kavanaugh.
Trump has been well known to support white men who have done wrong, and Kavanaugh is no different. While numerous women have come forward and accused the judge of sexual misconduct and assault, Trump stands by his nomination and says he has “no plans” to withdraw it. Therefore, when he decided to slam Dr. Ford’s testimony during the hearing, many were not surprised. On Twitter, Trump had undermined Dr. Ford after the hearing.
And, on Tuesday, he decided to sink even lower when he decided to publicly mock her story and account of her trauma. In a “female voice,” Trump tried to impersonate Dr. Ford, mocking her answers to Senator’s questions.
President Trump on Professor Christine Blasey Ford testimony: "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. I don't know I don't know." pic.twitter.com/WufOLoMa9l
— CSPAN (@cspan) October 3, 2018
Many online were outraged to see the President of the United States mocking a victim of sexual assault–because, it’s seriously f**king wrong.
Dr. Ford showed courage, power, and strength in her testimony. She should be treated with dignity and respect — not demeaned and belittled by the President of the United States.
— Beto O'Rourke (@BetoORourke) October 3, 2018
I keep watching the video of Trump mocking Dr. Ford, and I keep watching the faces of those sitting behind him, smiling and laughing as he essentially mocks a victim of child sexual assault. Child Sexual Assault. Anyone who knows them should be disgusted. pic.twitter.com/urwlVmPxVo
— Even Scarier Mancino-Williams (@Manda_like_wine) October 3, 2018
I believe Dr. Christine Blasey Ford. I also believe that Donald Trump's vile attempt to mock and dismiss credible accusations of sexual assault send a clear message to women across this nation. We're going to send him a message of our own this November.
— Debbie Wasserman Schultz (@DWStweets) October 3, 2018
.@realDonaldTrump might think it’s okay to mock Dr. Ford and the strength it took for her to come forward and tell her story, but I think it’s unacceptable. I #BelieveSurvivors and I’m going to keep making that clear.
— Andrew Gillum (@AndrewGillum) October 3, 2018
Donald Trump proves there is no bottom to his barrel of indecency as he mocks Dr Ford. Every decent person in this country should remember this in November.
— Barbra Streisand (@BarbraStreisand) October 3, 2018
Last night, the President viciously mocked a sexual assault survivor. @SenateGOP will have to decide whether to stand up to this disgusting behavior or not. But @realDonaldTrump will never silence Dr. Ford, or take away her strength and courage. https://t.co/gVmnUdmZHZ
— Elizabeth Warren (@SenWarren) October 3, 2018
It is not right to shout partisan insults during a job interview for the Supreme Court. It is morally repugnant to belittle and mock a sexual assault victim at a political rally. It isn't now, nor has it ever been who we are. @realDonaldTrump
— Brian J. Karem (@BrianKarem) October 3, 2018
Another person who came forward was Chris Evans, actor and real-life superhero. Not only does Evans play Captain America on screen, but he seems to keep proving to be a superhero offscreen, too. The actor responded to the video going viral of Trump’s inappropriate mocking of Ford, saying:
Are you kidding me? Are you kidding me with this? What is the purpose of this? Was there no other vitriol you could spew to rile up your base and deepen this country’s divide? You used THIS?? Do you even understand the message you’re sending? Where is your sense of human decency? https://t.co/SdEh7fFLtL
— Chris Evans (@ChrisEvans) October 3, 2018
People online were thankful and praising Evans for standing on the right side of history. Others said it’s time for Captain America to step up.
CAPTAIN AMERICA MORE LIKE *REAL* PRESIDENT OF AMERICA YES QUEEN GO IN 🙌🏼👏🏼🙌🏼👏🏼
— Sarah Quinn (@Squinn2121) October 4, 2018
Drag him Cap!!
— Disney Bound Kitty (@vintagevodou) October 4, 2018
This just breaks my heart for our country and makes me furious…
— Snowy Egret (@snowyegret14) October 4, 2018
Thank you Cap
— Andrew (@Soapman69) October 4, 2018
Will you run for president?
— Julius Caesar (@JuliusJett) October 4, 2018
makes me so happy that you are our real world captain america :’)
— Haley Resch (@haleyresch) October 4, 2018
President Evans… BACK AT IT AGAIN!
— Vishal Pandey (@LahsivYednap) October 3, 2018
Just pick up ya shield man it's time
— Kelsey Lightyear 🏳️🌈 (@KelseyOverboard) October 4, 2018
Evans has previously spoken out about other political issues on Twitter, like dragging Kanye West for claiming the 13th amendment, which outlaws slavery, should be abolished. Clearly, he will always be our true Captain America.