Donald Trump lashed out Friday morning at protesters demonstrating against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh and claimed without evidence that they are “paid professionals.” He put the blame for these protesters on billionaire liberal activist George Soros, a favorite way for conservative to blame Jews, as we will explore below.
Trump’s lashing out comes after an early morning report revealed that the Kavanaugh vote is far from over because Mitch McConnell does not have his 50 votes yet. A “senior” source said late last night that, “We’re going into this vote and we don’t have 50 right now.”
There are still four Senators that remain completely undecided and are clearly frustrating Trump and the GOP. They include Senators Jeff Flake (R-Ariz.), Susan Collins (R-Maine), Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska) and Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.). There is a reasonably good chance Flake will vote “no.”
Trump said protesters are, “Paid for by Soros.” Soros is a Jewish billionaire who survived Nazi Germany-occupied Hungary and emigrated to England in 1947. The alt-right/far right likes to use Soros as the main figure in their bigoted and racist conspiracy theories against Jews.
“The very rude elevator screamers are paid professionals only looking to make Senators look bad. Don’t fall for it! Also, look at all of the professionally made identical signs. Paid for by Soros and others. These are not signs made in the basement from love! #Troublemakers” Trump said this morning.
The very rude elevator screamers are paid professionals only looking to make Senators look bad. Don’t fall for it! Also, look at all of the professionally made identical signs. Paid for by Soros and others. These are not signs made in the basement from love! #Troublemakers
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 5, 2018
The President of the United States is literally joining the "all our problems are the fault of this old wealthy Jew" chorus that exists on the fringe of the conservative moment.
— Bradley P. Moss (@BradMossEsq) October 5, 2018
We will see how the vote goes today and tomorrow, but I really expect for there to be serious surprises. I would say it is more likely that Kavanaugh will not be appointed. See my prior postings as to why.