Amal Clooney Serves Swift Takedown of President Trump for His Christine Blasey Ford Comments
As the world watched Princess Eugenie marry her longtime partner Jack Brooksbank on Friday, one guest was noticeably missing from the pews. Amal Clooney, who attended Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's wedding back in May, had to skip the second royal wedding of the year, but for good reason.
The human rights lawyer served as a keynote speaker for the 2018 Pennsylvania Conference for Women, where she slammed President Trump for mocking Christine Blasey Ford's testimony about Brett Kavanaugh's alleged sexual assault from years ago.
ICYMI, Trump acted out Ford's uncertainty of events at a rally in Mississippi. “How did you get home? ‘I don’t remember.’ How did you get there? ‘I don’t remember.’ Where is the place? ‘I don’t remember.’ How many years ago was it? ‘I don’t know. I don’t know. I don’t know,’” he said.
Well, that incident didn't fly with Mrs. Clooney, as she performed a swift takedown of POTUS while speaking during the conference. "A president shouldn’t ridicule a woman who courageously comes forward to allege abuse,” she said, according to Philadelphia Magazine.
“Survivors in any country deserve the chance to look their abusers in the eye and for history to record what has happened to them,” Amal continued per the Daily Mail.
Not so surprisingly, Amal received a standing ovation for her empowering speech. And this isn't the first time that Clooney has spoke out against Trump's actions. In 2016, she explained that he did not embody true "U.S. values."
“I’m probably as perplexed as you are as somebody viewing these things,” she previously told the BBC. “There’s an ad on the TV in the U.S. where they went through all these statements he made against women and you watch that and you think ‘Gosh.’”