Some of President Donald Trump’s unprecedented actions cannot be defended.
Trump’s former aide Steve Cortes was unable to defend the president’s attack on a sexual assault survivor during a campaign rally in Mississippi.
On Tuesday, Trump unleashed an attack on Dr. Christine Blasey Ford, who accused Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of sexual assault.
“Doesn’t that hurt Kavanaugh and the Republicans badly for him to do that?” Lemon asked.
“I think it does. I don’t think it’s helpful. I think that the momentum was going toward the nomination, and there’s no reason to interrupt that positive momentum for the administration,” Cortes said. “Moreover, I really prefer the president’s first statement when he said that she was a compelling witness.”
He added, “I think it’s important to not go on the attack against accusers even if you don’t believe them. Instead, we should just focus on the facts of the case. I think the reason that’s important is we don’t ever want to discourage women who are attacked from coming forward for fear that they might face ridicule.”
Watch below via CNN.