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 characterizations.
They aren’t paid. They are real victims you disgusting human being!
— Ed Krassenstein (@EdKrassen) October 5, 2018
I swear to God, I thought this was from a Trump parody account.
— Palmer Report (@PalmerReport) October 5, 2018
I hope you someday understand what it is to be held down against your will and violated. Your compassion is startless https://t.co/ujlTX8Wr9X
— Sarah Silverman (@SarahKSilverman) October 5, 2018
It must be terrifying to you to know that all of us women have minds of our own. No one pays me for my activism.
— Kate (@ImSthrnYall) October 5, 2018
Sexual assault victims are not crisis actors they do not get paid! We’d be billionaires if we did! This coming from the man that pays supporters to attend his rallies! These women that accused you of sexual assault are not paid! Here they are to refresh your memory pic.twitter.com/yfH3PdHrk6
— 🍂🎃Rae🎃🍂 (@RaeMargaret61) October 5, 2018
This is Trump again making it clear that unless you are part of his base you are the enemy.
— (((DeanObeidallah))) (@DeanObeidallah) October 5, 2018
— DEAN (@CANNOTfixStupd) October 5, 2018
He has a point… make sure to look at all the professionally made identical signs. pic.twitter.com/dzJ25muDQt
— Rev. Robert R. Ballecer, SJ (@padresj) October 5, 2018
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.
Women voters don't care about the unemployment rate when the President attacks sexual assault victims and claims they are paid actors.
— Brian Krassenstein (@krassenstein) October 5, 2018
Read more from Yahoo Lifestyle:
- Emily Ratajkowski shamed, told to ‘put on a bra’ while protesting, proving Kavanaugh supporters are missing the point
- Mika Brzezinski responds to allegations that she ‘bullied’ Kellyanne Conway about sexual assault
- Public university pulls ‘pop-up’ credit offered to students who protest Sen. Susan Collins