United States President Donald Trump flashed reporters aboard Air Force One two thumbs up as the Senate confirmed Brett Kavanaugh to push the top United States court to the right and later assailed demonstrators who banged on the doors of the Supreme Court in protest as “an angry mob”.
Trump told the reporters on his plane he was “100 per cent” certain that Christine Blasey Ford, who condemned the Supreme Court nominee for sexual assault, named the wrong person.
Trump celebrated the victory at a rally in Kansas Saturday night, drawing cheers as he announced he had signed the justice’s official commission just before his plane landed in the state.
Trump boasted that he could yet move a court now considered the most conservative since the New Deal further to the right. “Could be three, could be four, could be a lot” of vacancies coming up, he said.
In his latest get-out-the-vote effort before the November 6 mid-term elections, Trump cast Democrats as not to be trusted. “You don’t hand matches to an arsonist, and you don’t give power to an angry left-wing mob,” he said. “The Democrats have become too extreme and too dangerous to govern.”