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    Business magnate George Soros arrives to speak at the Open Russia Club in London, Britain June 20, 2016.

    Trump Accuses Soros of Funding Anti-Kavanaugh Protesters

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    The US President's statement came after police detained about 300 protesters at the US Capitol as they rallied against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh.

    US President Donald Trump wrote on his Twitter page on Friday that some of those protesting against his Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh are receiving money from billionaire Democratic contributor George Soros and others.

    In the tweet, Trump specifically referred to "the very rude elevator screamers" who he claimed are "paid professionals only looking to make Senators look bad."

    On Thursday, at least 293 protesters were arrested for unlawfully demonstrating in the atrium of the Hart Senate Office Building, US Capitol Police told Sputnik, adding that all of them "were charged with D.C. Code §22-1307, Crowding, Obstructing, or Incommoding."

    READ MORE: Democrat-Allied Media Slams Exposure of Governor Candidate's Use of Soros' Cash

    Activists, including female survivors of sexual assault, have in recent days been confronting senators as they entered elevators in the US Capitol and in Senate office buildings. The protests came as the Senate prepares to hold a vote over the weekend on Kavanaugh's nomination.

    In late January, Soros, who repeatedly criticized Trump, once again targeted the US President during an appearance at the World Economic Forum in Davos, saying that he considers the Trump administration "a danger to the world."

    Since President Trump’s inauguration in January 2017, a spate of left-leaning watchdogs have taken every opportunity to challenge him under various pretexts, having filed dozens of complaints against the president. Most of those organizations were thought to be funded by Soros.

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