If there’s one thing President Donald Trump is good at, it’s inciting a crowd to vitriolic anger and calling anyone who disagrees with him an enemy. And that’s exactly what he did Tuesday evening at a rally in Council Bluffs, Iowa, when he got the audience to turn on Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-CA).
Making reference to the recent battle over Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh, Trump told the crowd:
“How about Senator Feinstein? That’s another beaut — that’s a beauty!”
Trump then jokingly acted as if he was speaking to Feinstein, asking:
“Did you leak the documents?”
Next, the president did an impression of Feinstein saying she hadn’t leaked the letter from Dr. Christine Blasey Ford which alleged that she had been sexually assaulted by Kavanaugh in high school.
At that point, the audience began lustily chanting “lock her up!” To that, Trump smiled and remarked:
“And I think they’re talking about Feinstein Can you believe it?”
Finally, Trump told the crowd:
“Did she leak it? 100 percent. No, I don’t want to get sued. 99 percent, now I can’t get sued.”
Interesting, isn’t it, that just days after Republicans were whining about “mobs” of anti-Kavanaugh protesters in Washington that Trump himself decided to deliberately incite a mob of his own for purely political purposes. That could be because he knows that Democrats are about to win big in the midterms and he’s getting nervous.
In response to what the president said at the Iowa rally, Senator Feinstein issued a statement which read:
“Dr. Blasey Ford knows I kept her confidence, she and her lawyers said so repeatedly. Republican senators admit it. Even the reporter who broke the story said it wasn’t me or my staff. The president’s remarks are ridiculous and an embarrassment.”
As we’ve learned over the past two years with Donald Trump specializes in ridiculous and embarrassing.
Crowd breaks into cheers of “Lock her up” as Pres. Trump rails against Sen. Dianne Feinstein at Iowa rally, mocking her denial of leaking Christine Blasey Ford’s letter. https://t.co/JdoY7807Al pic.twitter.com/e7ihZYR2vn
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