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."
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) 5 октября 2018 г.
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."
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.