'She...Literally Is a Psychology Professor'
One tweet in particular has been singled out as grotesquely and alarmingly insensitive, and people on social media are furious about the preident's son's remarks.
Dr. Blasey Ford several times has talked about her fear of flying, and of the claustrophobia she experiences. She has tied this to the attempted rape and the sexual assault she accuses Brett Kavanaugh of perpetrating.
During today's hearing the GOP's prosecutor tried to suggest those feelings might be fake, because she does fly. Dr. Ford, who has been brutally honest, acknowledged that flying for a vacation is far less stressful than flying to, say, a congressional hearing.
Trump Jr. used that to attack Dr. Blasey Ford.
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
Many expressed outrage. Take a look:
— David Corn (@DavidCornDC) September 27, 2018
I'm no psychology professor, but as a PhD neuroscientist I've taught numerous undergraduate & graduate level psychology courses.
It seems weird to me that you'd make such a statement knowing your dad, a germaphobe, would bareback a porn star & Playboy bunny.
— ♨️Saucy Stacey♨️ (@DrSCubed) September 27, 2018
She...literally is a psychology professor. https://t.co/r8slaZXqhg
— Alex Seitz-Wald (@aseitzwald) September 27, 2018
Sounds like you're having difficulty empathizing with victims of sexual assault. Maybe you should ask your mom about her experiences with your dad.
— Greg Olear (@gregolear) September 27, 2018
How do you think she got there to testify you dumbass?
You're just as grotesque as your father. https://t.co/vIIcPeZFVI
— Calvin (@calvinstowell) September 27, 2018
Completely unshocking that someone with flying anxiety would find it much easier to fly for vacation with family compared to being questioned about the worst moment of her life by a bunch of powerful men who already said they don't believe her.
— Wagatwe Wanjuki (@wagatwe) September 27, 2018
The president's son tweets this as Sen. Blumenthal talks about Dr. Ford's courage to testify. https://t.co/a9a4Di4ydb
— Chris Geidner (@chrisgeidner) September 27, 2018
definitely not a professor https://t.co/ixHGDpZW3s
— John Harwood (@JohnJHarwood) September 27, 2018
— Kerry J Heckman (@KerryJHeckman) September 27, 2018
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