Trump: Dems 'losing' by going hard on Kavanaugh

Trump: Dems 'losing' by going hard on Kavanaugh
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President TrumpDonald John TrumpRosenstein expected to leave DOJ next month: reports Allies wary of Shanahan's assurances with looming presence of Trump States file lawsuit seeking to block Trump's national emergency declaration MORE argued Thursday night said Democrats are "losing" by going hard on Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh in his confirmation hearings this week.

Trump went on the offensive against Senate Democrats during a campaign-style rally in Montana on Thursday night, saying they are "attacking Judge Kavanaugh and looking like fools, frankly, looking like fools." 

"When I see the anger of what they say, to an intellect far greater than theirs – not even a contest – when I see the anger and the hatred, what are they doing?" Trump asked the crowd. "They’re losing by doing it." 

Trump later declared that the protesters attending Kavanaugh's hearings were making "fools" of themselves. 

Hordes of protesters have interrupted the hearings intermittently all three days this week, with scores arrested by Thursday.

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"It's embarrassing to watch those people make fools of themselves as they scream and shout at this great gentleman," Trump said.

Democrats laid into Kavanaugh on the third and final day of public Judiciary Committee hearings on Thursday, grilling him over his views on abortion, affirmative action and other controversial topics.

Republicans repeatedly accused Democrats on the panel of seeking attention in order to bolster potential 2020 presidential runs. 

Trump said one of the Democrats at the hearing "will most likely be a candidate to run against your favorite of all time president - me."

The president did mention anyone by name, though several potential 2020 contenders including Sen. Kamala HarrisKamala Devi HarrisHarris, Booker call for judgement on Jussie Smollett case to be withheld until investigation is completed Harris calls idea of Trump trusting Putin over US intel ‘height of irresponsibility and shameful’ Barack, Michelle Obama expected to refrain from endorsing in 2020 Dem primary: report MORE (D-Calif.) and Sen. Cory BookerCory Anthony BookerHarris, Booker call for judgement on Jussie Smollett case to be withheld until investigation is completed Barack, Michelle Obama expected to refrain from endorsing in 2020 Dem primary: report Jussie Smollett case shows media villainizing Trump and his supporters, without proof — again MORE (D-N.J.) have made headlines for particularly fiery exchanges with Kavanaugh.

Booker escalated a heated fight over the judge's records on Thursday by releasing "confidential" documents from Kavanaugh’s time as a White House lawyer, inviting pushback from Republicans who accused the senaator of grandstanding.

And Harris on Wednesday night, when confronting Kavanaugh over his views on Roe v. Wade, asked Trump's nominee if he could think of any laws that govern decisions about the male body. Kavanaugh replied he could not think of any. 

Trump used his rally Thursday night to boost Montana Senate GOP candidate Matt Rosendale in his bid to oust incumbent Sen. Jon TesterJonathan (Jon) TesterHow the border deal came together GOP braces for Trump's emergency declaration Border talks stall as another shutdown looms MORE (D-Mont.).