A source close to President Donald Trump is telling Vanity Fair reporter Gabriel Sherman that the president is watching the Senate Judiciary Committee testimony of Christine Blasey Ford -- and he's not liking what he's seeing so far.
According to Sherman's source, Trump is "raging at how bad this has been for Republicans so far" -- and he's telling people that Ford "seems credible" in her testimony.
Person close to Trump says Trump is raging at how bad this has been for Republicans so far. Trump told people Ford… https://t.co/8n4RFxrziZ— Gabriel Sherman (@Gabriel Sherman)1538064792.0
A second source tells Sherman that Trump is tearing apart aides because they "didn’t have advance knowledge of how credible Ford would seem."
Trump telling people he’s furious that WH aides didn’t have advance knowledge of how credible Ford would seem, per 2nd source— Gabriel Sherman (@Gabriel Sherman)1538065867.0
Another Trump ally tells Sherman that they also thought the hearing was going poorly for Republicans, and they joked to Sherman that attorney Rachel Mitchell's attempts to cross-examine Ford have been so bad that she "must be working for the Democrats."
One Trump ally just joked Mitchell must be working for the Democrats she’s been that bad.— Gabriel Sherman (@Gabriel Sherman)1538064148.0
Although Trump has stood firmly by Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, he did indicate that he wanted to wait and see how Ford's testimony played out before proceeding with a vote to confirm Kavanaugh.