President Donald Trump on Tuesday attacked the “screamers in Congress” and reiterated his theory that those protesting Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh’s confirmation were hired.
Trump tweeted early Tuesday morning: “The paid D.C. protesters are now ready to REALLY protest because they haven’t gotten their checks - in other words, they weren’t paid! Screamers in Congress, and outside, were far too obvious - less professional than anticipated by those paying (or not paying) the bills!”
Vice News’ DC bureau chief Shawna Thomas said earlier this week that “there were some official organizations in the mix who have staff & consultants that were part of these protests. And some of them were helping individuals with tactics,” which she noted is “not the same as [people] being paid to protest who don’t care about this issue.”
Trump first pushed the idea that the protesters were hired last week, after two women approached Sen. Jeff Flake, R-Ariz., in an elevator over his support for Kavanaugh. Trump tweeted: “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.”
Kathy Beynette, one of the women who approached Flake, told The New York Times after Trump’s tweet, “That’s again infantilizing women, calling me a troublemaker for trying to speak up and use my voice. I am not making trouble, I am trying to make the world better.”
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