During a “Make America Great Again” rally Saturday evening in Kansas, the president congratulated the GOP-led Congress for confirming Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh to the high court but warned Americans against becoming complacent, lest Democrats regain power in November.
“I want to thank our incredible Republican senators for refusing to back down in the face of the Democrats’ shameless campaign of political and personal destruction,” President Donald Trump began.
“Since right from the moment we announced [Kavanaugh’s nomination], radical Democrats launched a disgraceful campaign to resist, obstruct, delay, demolish and destroy, right from the beginning. Brett Kavanaugh is a man of great character and intellect.”
But while Republican voters may be tempted relax now with Kavnaugh on the high court, it’s imperative for the country’s future that they remain vigilant and, more importantly, vote in the upcoming midterms, Trump added, echoing a point noted by his son a day earlier.
Trump supporters – The fight isn’t over. You better believe that Democrats are going to do everything in their power to impeach Kavanuagh from the Supreme Court if they take control of Congress in November.
This is war. Time to fight. Vote on Nov 6 to protect the Supreme Court!
— Donald Trump Jr. (@DonaldJTrumpJr) October 5, 2018
“What he and his wonderful family endured at the hands of Democrats is unthinkable,” the president continued, referencing the smears and death threats Kavanaugh’s family has faced. “In their quest for power, the radical Democrats have turned into an angry mob.”
“Just imagine the devastation they would cause if they ever obtained the power they so desperately want and crave. You don’t hand matches to an arsonist and you don’t give power to an angry left-wing mob,” he added, referencing the left’s increasingly mobbish/zombie-like behavior.
Listen to this portion of his speech below:
After the rally ended, the president called into Fox News’ “Justice with Jeanine” to expound further about the justice’s confirmation and what ultimately led to it.
Judge Jeanine Pirro started the interview by pointing to Trump’s recent roast of Kavanaugh’s accuser Christine Blasey Ford at a rally in Mississippi, where he’d highlighted her inability to corroborate any aspect of her claim that the justice had once sexually assaulted her decades ago in high school.
“[She claimed] ’36 years ago, this happened. I had one beer,'” Trump had said, mimicking her demeanor. “How did you get home? ‘I don’t know remember.’ How did you get there? ‘I don’t remember.’ Where is the place? ‘I don’t remember.’ How many years ago was it? ‘I don’t know, I don’t know, I don’t know.’”
Though the president had received a lot of criticism for this remark from the left-wing media, who’d accused him of mocking Ford, he argued Saturday that he’d been trying to level the playing field.
“Well, there were a lot of things happening that weren’t correct. They weren’t true, and there were a lot of things that were left unsaid. And I thought I had to even the playing field. It was very unfair to the judge, and now I can very nicely say Justice Kavanaugh. It was a very unfair situation,” he said, adding that his criticism of Ford helped spur the justice’s final dash over the finish line.
Pirro appeared to agree, noting that even The Washington Post recently admitted that his criticism of Ford had helped “turbocharge the momentum behind Kavanaugh.”
Listen to the full interview below:
Following the president’s appearance on Pirro’s show, he took to Twitter to again remind the American people to make sure they vote in November.
You don’t hand matches to an arsonist, and you don’t give power to an angry left-wing mob. Democrats have become too EXTREME and TOO DANGEROUS to govern. Republicans believe in the rule of law – not the rule of the mob. VOTE REPUBLICAN!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 7, 2018
And in response, liberal Democrats rushed to their keyboards to seemingly prove that he was right about them being extreme, dangerous and clearly detached from reality.
you are a fascist sex pest… pic.twitter.com/dFeCxYCN1h
— anton newcombe (@antonnewcombe) October 7, 2018
You don’t hand the presidency to an installed #RussianPuppet & you dont give power to an angry right-wing congress. RepubliKKKlans have become too EXTREME & TOO DANGEROUS to govern. Democrats believe in the rule of law – not the rule of right wing Nazi #SexualPredators VOTE BLUE pic.twitter.com/TpBbA4OKGY
— 1st Sergeant (First Shirt) (@Top_Sergeant) October 7, 2018
You sound like a fucking crazy man.
— Greg Shugar (@GregShugar) October 7, 2018
Really, too extreme too dangerous? Are you looking at yourself in the mirror. You are damaging our democracy with all your poisoning talk. Rule of law? Your cronies this wk disregarded every rule of law. What is this “what’s good for the goose ISN’T good for the gander”?
— Ferrara (@coffeebreak192) October 7, 2018
U don’t Respect any Judge or Judicial System or the Law!! U have been a Criminal for years and Continue to break the Law Illegally Won Presidency with Russian Help and Mega money funneled thru NRA and SOOO MUCH MORE
— Debbie Montbleau (@Debmont51) October 7, 2018
“What good are the laws where money alone is king?”
Quid faciant leges ubi sola pecunia regnat? #Petronius
— sententiae antiquae (@sentantiq) October 7, 2018
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