Soon after taking the stage at a “Make America Great Again” campaign rally in Wheeling, West Virginia Saturday evening, President Trump wasted no time in taking a swipe at Democrat Senator Dianne Feinstein (CA) over her handling of the allegations made against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh by Christine Blasey Ford.
Ford had reportedly sent a letter to Feinstein back in July, alleging that Kavanaugh sexually attacked her at a party 36 years ago when they were both in high school.
Feinstein was reportedly asked to keep it confidential, but over time, news of the letter leaked out to the press. During the Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on Thursday, Feinstein denied that she or her staff had leaked the letter.
During his rally Saturday night, President Trump mocked Feinstein’s denial, saying, “That was really bad body language. Who knows, maybe she didn’t, but that was the worst body language I’ve ever seen.”
The crowd roared as he imitated Feinstein’s denial. Watch the video below.
.@POTUS on @SenFeinstein‘s response that she didn’t leak the Ford document: “That was really bad body language. Who knows, maybe she didn’t, but that was the worst body language I’ve ever seen.” https://t.co/utnU6413kd pic.twitter.com/CErLAk0dIv
— Fox News (@FoxNews) September 29, 2018
Below is Feinstein’s denial which President Trump was mocking.
RT PoliticalShort “RT PoliticalShort: Feinstein: I don’t believe my staff would leak Ford’s letter.
Cornyn:: How in the world did it get into the hands of press?
Feinstein: The answer is no.
Cornyn:: Have you asked your staff?
Feinstein: I just d… pic.twitter.com/enZJTL9uCK“
— DANIEL GLENN (@REALDANIELGLENN) September 28, 2018
Within minutes, Feinstein tweeted out the following video Saturday evening, of her statement at Thursday’s hearing.
From the moment I received Dr. Ford’s letter my actions have been consistent with her wishes. We kept her letter confidential and did not leak the contents or its existence to anyone. Survivors have a right to decide how their stories are made public. pic.twitter.com/mETU5B3RE2
— Sen Dianne Feinstein (@SenFeinstein) September 29, 2018