Trump Says Anti-Kavanaugh Protestors Are ‘An Embarrassment To The Country’

Saagar Enjeti White House Correspondent
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President Donald Trump criticized protestors who interrupted his Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh’s confirmation hearing Tuesday in an exclusive Oval Office interview with The Daily Caller.

“I’m amazed that people allow the interruptions to continue,” Trump said of the multiple protestors who interrupted the first day of the proceedings, adding, “There [are] some people that just keep screaming.”

“In the old days, we used to throw them out. Today, I guess they just keep screaming.”

The first day of Kavanaugh’s confirmation hearing was interrupted on numerous occasions by protestors throughout the room, with dozens arrested by Capitol Police. (RELATED: EXCLUSIVE: Trump Says He Doesn’t See Himself Shutting Down Government Before Midterms)

Trump praised Senator Orrin Hatch’s condemnation of the protestors from the hearing, adding, “I don’t know why they don’t take care of a situation like that. I think it’s embarrassing for the country to allow protestors. You don’t even know what side the protestors are on.”

“To allow somebody to stand up and scream from the top of their lungs — and nobody does anything about it — is, frankly … I think it is an embarrassment.” (RELATED: EXCLUSIVE: Trump Says He Won’t Be Watching Neil Armstrong Movie After American Flag Snub)