4 Oct 2018

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Regarding "ridiculed her memory to cheers from the audience.",
does it mean "ridiculed her memory to the extent he got cheers from the audience"??
The usage of "to" of "to cheers" is confusing to me...

Speaking Tuesday night at a rally in Southaven, Mississippi, Trump attacked the credibility of Ford, who last week testified before the Senate Judiciary Committee that Kavanaugh drunkenly assaulted her during a high school party in Maryland more than 30 years ago.

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The president, who days ago said Ford’s testimony was “very credible,” ridiculed her memory to cheers from the audience.

“How did you get there? I don’t remember. Where was the place? I don’t remember,” Trump said, mocking Ford’s answers during last week’s hearing.

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