"I ask that she bring those filings forward so that we can learn date, time, and place!"
Twitter's response to him was swift and breathtaking, with the #WhyIDidntReport hashtag turning into a massive trend as individuals took to Twitter to share their stories for the myriad reasons why people don't immediately report assaults. Collins make a rare move to chastise the president, she "appeared to offer support for Ford, who has said Kavanaugh tried to sexually assault her 36 years ago when they were both in high school".
In addition to calling the allegations an attack by the "radical left" on his Supreme Court nominee (whom he referred to as a "fine man"), Trump also criticized Ford for not reporting the alleged attack, which occurred when she was just 15 years old.More news: Several dead, dozens wounded after unknown gunmen attack military parade in Iran
Donald Trump's tweets are ALWAYS bad, but Friday morning, he crossed a line and did something truly disgusting - even relative to his own (already extremely low) standards. I told the first adults I came upon. "But what he has done and has done very artfully - and no doubt very deliberately - is he has made clear if there are other Brett Kavanaugh accusers out there, they should not come forward".
According to the Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network (RAINN), two out of every three sexual assaults are not reported to the police. The actor and activist Daryl Hannah said she did report her assault - and that it "didn't matter".
"I was dismissed, disparaged, & I still get blamed", she said.More news: Death toll 209 as survivor found in capsized Tanzania ferry
Ford didn't tell anyone about the incident until 2012, when she was in couple's therapy with her husband.
On Friday, Trump abandoned any restraint over Blasey Ford as he demanded that the Republican-controlled Senate get on with confirming Kavanaugh - and so tilt the highest U.S. judicial body further to the right before November's crucial mid-term elections. "But many times what happens in these circumstances is that a lot of the peripheral details - ones that are not really central to the experience itself - are either not encoded at all into memory, or they are but then are forgotten because they're not that important, or they're possibly misremembered when the person recalls the event later".More news: Rare auction to settle fight between Comcast, Fox for Sky