Harris tells Trump to 'stop being mean' to Ford

Sen. Kamala HarrisKamala Devi HarrisBiden, Sanders to be center stage at first debate Biden, Sanders to be center stage at first debate Poll: Six Dems lead Trump in Florida match-ups MORE (D-Calif.) blasted President TrumpDonald John TrumpGOP senator introduces bill to hold online platforms liable for political bias Rubio responds to journalist who called it 'strange' to see him at Trump rally Rubio responds to journalist who called it 'strange' to see him at Trump rally MORE on Wednesday over his lack of "empathy" for Christine Blasey Ford after the president took aim at the Brett Kavanaugh sexual assault accuser in a mocking impression during a campaign rally Tuesday night.

Speaking at The Atlantic's annual festival in Washington, D.C., Harris attacked the president's "mean" impression of Ford, in which he mocked her inability to remember some details about the decades-old alleged incident.

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"What would you have said to President Trump about his mocking of that very memory at his campaign rally in Mississippi?" the interviewer asks Harris in a video captured by ABC News.

"Stop being mean," Harris responded.

Harris reminded the audience of one point in Ford's testimony last week before the Senate Judiciary Committee, of which Harris is a member, in which Ford recounted the "laughter" of Kavanaugh and his friend, Mark Judge, after she escaped their attack and locked herself in a bathroom.

"It was a very poignant and moving moment, and she said, 'I remember their laughter,'" Harris continued.

"And so now we have, last night the president of the United States at a rally urging a crowd to laugh at her. I can't think of anything more — inappropriate is not descriptive enough. It's mean," she added. "I'm embarrassed that the president of the United States would do that to this woman."

Trump was criticized Wednesday by reporters and lawmakers over his mockery of Ford, including by three key GOP senators, Susan CollinsSusan Margaret CollinsOvernight Defense: US to send 1K more troops to Mideast amid Iran tensions | Iran threatens to break limit on uranium production in 10 days | US accuses Iran of 'nuclear blackmail' | Details on key defense bill amendments Overnight Defense: US to send 1K more troops to Mideast amid Iran tensions | Iran threatens to break limit on uranium production in 10 days | US accuses Iran of 'nuclear blackmail' | Details on key defense bill amendments Senators revive effort to create McCain human rights commission MORE (Maine), Jeff FlakeJeffrey (Jeff) Lane FlakeDemocrats needle GOP on standing up to Trump Democrats needle GOP on standing up to Trump Amash gets standing ovation at first town hall after calling for Trump's impeachment MORE (Ariz.) and Lisa MurkowskiLisa Ann MurkowskiHillicon Valley: Hacker group targeted electric grid | House Democrats press CBP over facial recognition program | Senators offer bill to protect health data | Groups file FCC complaint over carriers' use of location data Hillicon Valley: Hacker group targeted electric grid | House Democrats press CBP over facial recognition program | Senators offer bill to protect health data | Groups file FCC complaint over carriers' use of location data Klobuchar, Murkowski introduce legislation to protect consumer health data MORE (Alaska), who are considered possible swing votes on Kavanaugh's nomination.

“I am taking everything into account. I think the president’s comments yesterday mocking Dr. Ford were wholly inappropriate and in my view unacceptable," Murkowski told reporters on Wednesday.

“The president’s comments were just plain wrong,” Collins added in her own comments on Capitol Hill.

GOP senators said Wednesday that they expect the FBI to provide its report on a reopened background check into Kavanaugh later in the day, setting up a vote on his confirmation on Friday or Saturday.