Donald Trump Jr. attempted to use Dr. Christine Blasey Ford’s testimony against her on Thursday, but Twitter users weren’t buying what he was selling.
Blasey testified on Thursday morning that Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh sexually assaulted her when they both were in high school. During Blasey’s testimony for the Senate Judiciary Committee, Rachel Mitchell, the prosecutor representing the all-male GOP membership of the committee, asked Ford about her fear of flying and its severity.
The questions noted Ford’s initial refusal to be interviewed by the Judiciary Committee, which she and her lawyers attributed to her anxiety about getting on a plane to travel to Washington, D.C.
Mitchell then pointed out that Blasey had traveled on airplanes to visit family, go on vacation and appear at the committee hearing. Many viewed the questioning as designed to cast doubt on Ford’s claim that her alleged sexual assault at the hands of Kavanaugh has “drastically altered” her life.
Trump Jr. used the exchange as an opportunity to post a tweet pushing that narrative. (The better to score those cheap political points, right?)
I’m no psychology professor but it does seem weird to me that someone could have a selective fear of flying.
Can’t do it to testify but for vacation, well it’s not a problem at all.
— Donald Trump Jr. (@DonaldJTrumpJr) September 27, 2018
Twitter users immediately pounced.
I’m no expert on conspiracy but it does seem weird to me that someone would lie about meeting with Putin’s representative to discuss how to obtain damaging information on Mrs. Clinton as part of a Russian government effort to support his father.
— Neophyte Twit (@makk1123) September 27, 2018
I’m no psychology professor but it does seem weird to me that someone could have a selective fear of germs.
Can’t shake hands with people but unprotected sex with a porn star while your wife is pregnant, well it’s not a problem at all.
— Collin Duddy (@LoboExplosivo) September 27, 2018
I’m no psychology professor but it does seem weird to me that someone could not recall meeting Russian lawyer Natalia Veselnitskaya.
Can’t recall it in a Senate Committee testimony, but in emails, well it's not a problem at all.
— El Diess (@wiseoldowl12) September 27, 2018
I’m no expert, but there is an easy solution- demand an FBI investigation and demand that the actual witness to the event testify. Absent that, one does not need to be a rocket scientist to see right through your lack of expertise
— Patrick M Andendall (@andendall) September 27, 2018
I’m no psychology professor but it does seem weird to me that a grown man can only get his rocks off by paying someone a large amount of money to lead him to a defenseless animal so he can kill it. #trump #trumpjr #murderer #ed #sexualpredator
— Adalynne (@Adalynne3) September 27, 2018
I’m no psychology professor, but it does seem weird to me that someone with a pathologically lying dad who cheated on his stepmom while his step brother was less than 6 months old & who, himself, cheated on his own wife thinks it ok’s to question anyone else about anything EVER.
— DeeHour (@DeeLumenHour) September 27, 2018
Luckily, at least one psychology professor chimed in and offered relevant info to the president’s son that he will likely ignore.
I am a psychologist and many research studies prove that motivation does have an effect on anxiety. So there you go! Info to educate. Wake up jr! #ChristineBlasleyFord is a very credible witness to evidence of this crime. #KavanughHearing #IBelieveSurvivors
— ChristineB (@malialavender) September 27, 2018
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