CNN’s Brooke Baldwin on Ford: ‘Mr. President, refer to her by her name’

CNN anchor Brooke Baldwin criticized President TrumpDonald John TrumpThe Memo: Ayers decision casts harsh light on Trump NASA offers to show Stephen Curry evidence from moon landings Freedom Caucus calls on leadership to include wall funding, end to 'catch and release' in funding bill MORE over his treatment of Christine Blasey Ford, the California professor who has accused Brett Kavanaugh of sexual assault.

In remarks on CNN following a press conference at the White House Tuesday afternoon first reported by Mediaite, Baldwin admonished the president for not referring to Ford by her name during his remarks to assembled media.

“Here’s my two cents. Mr. President, refer to her by her name. She was anonymous, she no longer is," Baldwin says in the video.


“Whether you believe her story or not, ‘the woman,’ as you just referred to her, she is no longer the accuser. She is Christine Blasey Ford," Baldwin continues, before moving on to a panel discussion.

The remarks came after Trump defended Kavanaugh Tuesday amid an allegation from Ford that he sexually assaulted her at a high school party when the two were students, an allegation the judge has denied.

"I feel so badly for him that he is going through this, to be honest with you," Trump said of Kavanaugh at the White House. "This is not a man who deserves this."

The president has frequently clashed with CNN and various personalities at the network, which he has often branded as "fake news."

Kavanaugh's nomination to the Supreme Court faces a roadblock in Ford's allegation, which was made public Sunday in an interview with The Washington Post.

Several Republican senators including Sens. Susan CollinsSusan Margaret CollinsSenators want assurances from attorney general pick on fate of Mueller probe 5 themes to watch for in 2020 fight for House Judd Gregg: The last woman standing MORE (Maine) and Jeff FlakeJeffrey (Jeff) Lane FlakeFlake: Republican Party ‘is a frog slowly boiling in water’ Tim Scott: Stop giving court picks with 'questionable track records on race' a Senate vote Flake stands firm on sending a ‘message to the White House’ on Mueller MORE (Ariz.) have called for Ford's testimony to be heard prior to Kavanaugh's nomination being decided by the full Senate.

The Trump administration is hoping to secure Kavanaugh's nomination to the court before November's midterm elections.