The people reacted sharply as Donald Trump took to Twitter on Friday to call sexual assault survivors protesting Brett Kavanaugh’s nomination to the Supreme Court “very rude elevator screamers,” and he suggested they are professionals paid by George Soros.
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. Flake in an elevator last week — claiming they are being paid to “make Senators look bad.”
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
Trump also called the sexual assault survivors “#Troublemakers.” Naturally, people are having strong reactions to Trump’s characterisations.
The president followed up the tweet with a message about the current unemployment rate, to which somebody responded that the people he just attacked probably don’t care.