John Oliver hasn't been shy about calling out the GOP members who have been defending Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh even though he has been accused of sexual assault by multiple women. Until recently, he's avoided taking aim specifically at Donald Trump, but Trump tweeted out an attack on one of the accusers, and John Oliver has had enough.
For reference, here is Trump's tweet:
I have no doubt that, if the attack on Dr. Ford was as bad as she says, charges would have been immediately filed w… https://t.co/4sgOHYo7kF— Donald J. Trump (@Donald J. Trump)1537535673.0
Plenty of people felt the tweet was not just in poor taste, but factually incorrect as many sexual assaults go unreported and Kavanaugh's mother was a prosecutor at the time and would have been in charge of her son's case anyway - so not reporting it makes sense. People are taking this as just another in a long string of strange tweets - including his now infamous tweet about how a hurricane was wet in terms of water.
John, however, isn't so ready to just brush the tweet off.
Oliver pointed out that sources close to Trump have had to actively put effort into keeping him from attacking the women who are accusing Kavanaugh of sexual assault. So this tweet, which is already seen as a distasteful attack, was actually Trump holding back?
So the president cast doubt on someone who said she was sexually assaulted while also sort of implying that her parents don't love her. To borrow a phrase, that's one of the most sh*theaded things I've seen from the standpoint of sh*theadedness.
To which Twitter says:
@thehill Hello...its quintessential Trump...”deny, deny, deny...and then push back, HARD...” said @realDonaldTrump… https://t.co/VoXi6h2VNQ— Karin Nutt (@Karin Nutt)1537798297.0
@thedailybeast https://t.co/BJ6RfmCEe7— Amy Govea (@Amy Govea)1537781202.0
@MarlowNYC @thedailybeast Or the perp gets away with it: “No prison for grandson of ex-Republican Virginia governor… https://t.co/twJ8wDYu6q— Jayne L. Wells (@Jayne L. Wells)1537761997.0
@thehill Well, trump is a sh-thead, so...— Lali Bella Aeyna 🔥 (@Lali Bella Aeyna 🔥)1537797731.0
@Tatum_Oneal @CNN @randikayeCNN Excellent. ❤️John Oliver!— Enduring faux 45 (@Enduring faux 45)1537794532.0
@RawStory OTOH, in referring to unloving parents Trump was, for once, speaking about something within one of his li… https://t.co/6hgPB0eiSX— Bill Corbett (@Bill Corbett)1537762426.0
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