President Donald Trump on Monday apologized to recently affirmed Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh “for our country… for the awful torment and enduring that you have been compelled to persevere.”
Trump additionally called charges of sexual offense and strike “lies,” hours subsequent to rejecting those equivalent allegations as “a fabrication set up by the Democrats.”
Twitter clients hammered Trump, and in excess of a couple of offered expressions of remorse of their own… not to Kavanaugh, but rather to the ladies Trump has blamed for lying:
Trump just said "On behalf of our nation, I want to apologize to Brett and the entire Kavanaugh family for the terrible pain and suffering you have been forced to endure." Well on behalf of humankind I want to apologize for Trump belittling a sexual assault victim ti get laughs
— (((DeanObeidallah))) (@DeanObeidallah) October 8, 2018
— The Hill (@thehill) October 9, 2018
Trump, incredibly, starts Kavanaugh’s swearing in by apologizing to him. America’s women don’t count. And Trump’s claim that Kavanaugh was “proven innocent” by a process that didn’t involve a trial let alone a full investigation, is at odds with every precept of American justice.
— Joyce Alene (@JoyceWhiteVance) October 8, 2018
"On behalf of our nation, I want to apologize to Brett and the entire Kavanaugh family for the terrible pain and suffering you have been forced to endure." -President Trump at Kavanaugh's ceremonial swearing-in https://t.co/35FNpBtb8I pic.twitter.com/WR5MRTJ7ba
— CNN (@CNN) October 8, 2018
At the White House swearing-in, Trump obscenely made the occasion a purely partisan one with his ludicrous claim that Justice Kavanaugh had been “proven innocent” and his misogynistic apology for the Senate’s even having listened to Dr. Blasey Ford.
— Laurence Tribe (@tribelaw) October 8, 2018
Wow. #Trump apologizes to #Kavanaugh and his family during the swearing in. And thanks the odious #MitchMcConnell for ramming Kavanaugh down our throats, PLUS everyone in the GOP cabal that enabled him.
— Bette Midler (@BetteMidler) October 8, 2018
Don’t you dare presume to speak for me. pic.twitter.com/uTKXaP2odS
— Jen (@jenefertari) October 9, 2018
I don’t care what your politics you know the Kavanaugh nomination process was bookended by 2 speeches Kavanaugh gave at the White House in front of Donald Trump where he pathetically sucked up to Donald Trump & lied about Donald Trump & you saw it. Brett Kavanaugh is disgusting.
— Tom Arnold (@TomArnold) October 9, 2018
Trump: “On behalf of our nation I want to apologize to Brett for the terrible pain & suffering you’ve been forced to endure.”
You don’t speak for me @realDonaldTrump. My sympathy is w/ Dr. Ford—not the accused sexual predator that you put on the Supreme Court to do your bidding.
— Ryan Knight 🌊 (@ProudResister) October 9, 2018
“On behalf of our nation” LEAVE ME OUT OF YOUR APOLOGY IM NOT SORRY https://t.co/A2jsSuL00W
— Sarah Rotzoll (@SarahRotzoll) October 9, 2018
On behalf of all Americans we apologize to the rest of the world for this president
— black mamba (@Bulldog2110) October 9, 2018
Trump don't apologize to Brett Kavanaugh on My behalf! I did not give you permission to apologize to him for me. You crack me up you also lied today about an "open borders bill" STOP with the lies dude.
— Nettlebarn (@anthonydellomes) October 9, 2018
Just crystallized for me how much this entire thing was a dry run for when Mueller submits his findings.
— Chris Hayes (@chrislhayes) October 8, 2018