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

CNN anchor Brooke Baldwin criticized President TrumpDonald John TrumpGillibrand backs federal classification of third gender: report Former Carter pollster, Bannon ally Patrick Caddell dies at 68 Heather Nauert withdraws her name from consideration for UN Ambassador job 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 CollinsCongress must step up to protect Medicare home health care Business, conservative groups slam Trump’s national emergency declaration The Hill's 12:30 Report — Presented by Kidney Care Partners — Trump escalates border fight with emergency declaration MORE (Maine) and Jeff FlakeJeffrey (Jeff) Lane FlakeTrump suggests Heller lost reelection bid because he was 'hostile' during 2016 presidential campaign Live coverage: Trump delivers State of the Union Sasse’s jabs at Trump spark talk of primary challenger 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.