Donald Trump Rips 'Tiny' Crowds of Leftist Protesters at the Supreme Court
- Author: Rogelio Becker Oct 07, 2018,
Oct 07, 2018, 4:45
The president made his thoughts known about protesters who are imploring senators to vote against confirming Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh - like Ana Maria Archila and Maria Gallagher, the two women who confronted Sen.
President Trump is sounding off on protesters who are stalking lawmakers in their offices.
"The very rude elevator screamers are paid professionals only looking to make Senators look bad", he alleged.
Trump then went on to write, 'Also, look at all of the professionally made identical signs. "Paid for by Soros and others", he continued, adding the hashtag #Troublemakers. "Don't fall for it!" he said on Twitter.
Trump weighed in on these protests by pushing unfounded claims about liberal billionaire George Soros bankrolling the demonstrations, which many took as an antisemitic conspiracy, since white supremacists often claim the Jewish philanthropist is behind elaborate plots to subvert American democracy. These are not signs made in the basement from love!' A second allegation came from a woman named Deborah Ramirez who accused Kavanaugh of exposing himself at a dorm party during his freshmen year at Yale.
Trump's comments echoed criticism of the protesters leveled earlier Friday by senior White House adviser Kellyanne Conway, who said on Fox News that victims of sexual abuse should focus their efforts on confronting their attackers, rather than Republican lawmakers.
Arizona's Jeff Flake was challenged in a Senate elevator by two women who said they had been sexually assaulted. Moments later, Flake, much to the delight of his Democrat colleagues, called for a week's delay in Kavanaugh's vote to allow the FBI to investigate the allegations against him.
Utah Republican Sen. Orrin G. Hatch, however, was filmed dismissively waving a woman away at the elevator and saying that he'd talk with her 'when you grow up'.