President Donald Trump said Friday he was “very proud” of the Senate for advancing Brett Kavanaugh’s Supreme Court nomination, as he alleged that financier George Soros was bankrolling protesters.
‘VERY RUDE ELEVATOR SCREAMERS’
With Kavanaugh’s nomination clearing a procedural hurdle, Trump tweeted he was proud of senators and also slammed what he called “very rude elevator screamers.” Last week, two women who said they were sexual assault victims confronted Arizona Republican Sen. Jeff Flake in a Senate elevator, just before the Senate Judiciary Committee voted on Kavanaugh’s nomination. Flake voted yes in committee on the condition the FBI look into allegations against Kavanaugh, and voted yes again on Friday. A final vote is expected Saturday.
Trump also said that Soros was playing a part in the protests.
“Look at all of the professionally made identical signs,” Trump tweeted. “Paid for by Soros and others. These are not signs made in the basement from love!” The investor is known for supporting liberal causes. Before Trump tweeted about Soros, Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley told Fox Business Network that “I tend to believe” Soros was paying the protesters.
Bloomberg reported Ana Maria Archila, who confronted Flake, is co-executive director of an advocacy group called the Center for Popular Democracy. A spokeswoman for the group told Bloomberg the organization has received funding from Soros, but that “in no way compelled Ana’s actions.”
TRUMP TOUTS LOW UNEMPLOYMENT
Trump also commented on Friday’s jobs report, hailing the drop in the jobless rate to a 48-year low. The unemployment rate sank to 3.7% in September as the economy added 134,000 new jobs.
With the latest report, there are now 3.8 million jobs created during the Trump presidency. That puts median monthly job creation more or less in line with that during Barack Obama’s administration.
Trump Scoreboard: Total jobs created approaches 4 million as wage growth still lags behind.
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