President Donald Trump mocked one of Roy Moore‘s accusers at a rally on Friday in which he also took aim at the so-called Resistance.
Speaking in front of a small crowd in Pensacola, Florida, Trump called out to dozens of supporters there and said, as his voice began to lilt:
Did you see what happened today? You know, the yearbook? Did you see that? There was a little mistake made. She started writing things in the yearbook. Ah what are we going to do? Gloria Allred, anytime you see her, you know something’s going wrong.
Trump was referring to news that Beverly Young Nelson added the location and date to the yearbook inscription written by accused pedophile Roy Moore, who Nelson alleges, sexually assaulted her when she was a teenager and he was a district attorney in his thirties.
A handwriting expert confirmed on Friday that Moore had, in fact, written the following message in Nelson’s yearbook, “To a sweeter more beautiful girl I could not say Merry Christmas. Christmas 1977. Love, Roy Moore, DA.”
Nelson acknowledged that she added the date and location after Moore signed it in order to “remind herself who Roy Moore was and when and where he signed her yearbook,” according to her attorney, Gloria Allred.
Trump and other Moore supporters pointed to the shifting explanation given by Nelson to discredit the entirety of her accusations. Inaccurate reports on Fox News and Breitbart claimed that Nelson forged the yearbook entry in its entirety.
Later, at the same rally, Trump engaged in a gentle ribbing of his various political enemies who, though only nominally connected by their disdain for the 45th president, collectively refer to themselves as “The Resistance.”
Trump mocks protesters of "The Resistance" at Pensacola, Florida rally to the amusement of his audience. Says to the crowd: "You know who pic.twitter.com/HJmhAzNYVi
— Trump Is Not My Prez (@DonIsNotMyPrez) December 9, 2017
To raucous laughter from the crowd, Trump said: “But they call themselves ‘The Resistance’! You ever see these signs? Resist. Resist.’ Ah these resisters resist. Hillary resisted and you know what happened? She lost the election in a landslide.”
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