Published: Sun, October 07, 2018
Global | By Craig Ferguson

Trump tweet labels anti-Kavanaugh protesters as 'paid professionals'

Trump tweet labels anti-Kavanaugh protesters as 'paid professionals'

However, this marks the first time Trump has explicitly mentioned Soros by name on Twitter - a move that could well fan the flames of conspiracy among the far right.

Donald Trump drew a contrast between the "beautiful" support being offered by women and others for Brett Kavanaugh and what the president claims are paid protesters as the Senate prepares to confirm the Supreme Court nominee.

Some critics saw antisemitic overtones in Trump's tweet referencing George Soros, a billionaire liberal activist who is Jewish.

It was a weird claim, but a familiar one for many on the right, who have accused Soros of bankrolling other prominent protests.

Malecki added that around 5:20 p.m., police responded to reports of more demonstrations in the Dirksen Senate Office Building and arrested nine more people for crowding, obstructing or incommoding.

President Donald Trump lashed out at women opposing his nomination of conservative jurist Brett Kavanaugh on Saturday, preceeding a vote by the United States Senate.

The "screamers" Trump speaks of, Ana Maria Archila and Maria Gallagher, chose to take a trip to Flake's office on September 28 after they saw his statement of support for Kavanaugh, CBS News reported. On Friday, she actually voted no on moving Kavanaugh's nomination forward.

Among the women who have shared their stories of surviving sexual assault were two who accosted Sen. The Arizona senator last week called for the FBI to conduct a supplemental background investigation into Kavanaugh in light of the multiple sexual misconduct allegations made against him, which Kavanaugh denies.

The wafer-thin Republican majority in the Senate made his vote crucial, but Flake said after the hearing that he was leaning towards supporting Kavanaugh - prompting the protest. Fellow Judiciary Committee member Senator Orrin Hatch of Utah waved off female demonstrators Thursday and told them to "grow up".

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