Trump ripped into Ford at a rally Tuesday night in Mississippi, claiming that the only thing in her testimony to the Senate Judiciary Committee she could remember that she only had "one beer" at the high school party in the 1980s at which she said she was sexually assaulted by Kavanaugh.
"How did you get home? 'I don't remember,'" Trump said, imitating a back-and-forth with Ford. "How did 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.' "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.'"
Fox News Contributor Charlie Hurt joined Fox News Radio's Guy Benson and Marie Harf to give his take on President Trump's comments about Dr. Ford at his rally.
On Trump's comments about Dr. Ford at the rally: I agree that he has definitely been very restrained. Republicans have been remarkably savvy in the respect and deference that they have shown Dr. Ford and the eagerness with which they encouraged her to testify once it became known to them. I think that is crucial to getting through this in a fair way. The President remained quiet for a long time. It's just amazing to me. I get it and I'm sure your right that from a political standpoint it might make it a little bit more difficult, but if you go back as so much with Trump, and look at what he said and you think about it and if you just read it and take out the style part of it everything he said was perfectly factually accurate and made sense... I thought it was a remarkably restrained rendition of the holes in her story. (1:27)
On if this is helpful for female voters: There are only three opinions that matter at the moment and those are the three senators who are undecided, well one is decided and said he will support, but the two have not said whether they will support Kavanaugh or not. I don't know. Maybe it wasn't helpful in that effort, but the bottom line remains. You're right tone does matter in Washington. It's the only thing that matters here apparently. From the beginning, every big hit anybody makes about Donald Trump around here is always about style. It's always about tone. (4:05)
On if he thinks Kavanaugh gets confirmed: I do. I think at the end of the day Kavanaugh is a guy of this place. He is the nominee from establishment central casting. This is not an outside the beltway Trump choice. This is a true blue Republican establishment. At the end of the day the senators' argument is how can you based on uncorroborated unsubstantiated conflicted testimony how can you use that to destroy a guy's life and career. (1:59)
On how this affects this has on the midterms: I was struck. I wrote a column last week. I made a point that I thought that Dr. Ford sounded credible if a little bit daffy, but commending Republicans for giving her a voice and a place to speak and then gently try to poke holes in the story and why at the end of the day I just don't believe it. What was remarkable to me was the number of friends of mine, most women who are mothers and married, they jumped all over me saying, 'How could you find her credible? How could you find her believable? She's lying.' (6:10)
On Julie Swetnick: When I heard Dr. Ford give her testimony this came after all these other ludicrous claims came out, like the Swetnick claims. There are all of these outlandish ridiculous accusations, and in the case of Swetnick not even accusations. There were just like I saw him standing by a punch bowl and all this weird stuff. We have been taken on this romp through la la land. (12:02)