Trump also called allegations of sexual misconduct and assault “lies,” hours after dismissing those same accusations as “a hoax set up by the Democrats.”
Twitter users slammed Trump, and more than a few offered apologies of their own… not to Kavanaugh, but to the women Trump has accused of 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
Judge Garland is still waiting for his apology!
— Ken Chance (@KenChance5) 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
@realDonaldTrump don’t apologize for me. I’m apologizing to Dr. Ford on behalf of myself and all who know her trauma all too well.
— Stephanie M. Cawley (@S_Cawley_18) October 9, 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
What about the terrible pain and suffering Dr Ford went through? Does that not matter?
— Caeryn (@Caeryn5) 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
The real news: Trump proved he is capable of saying the words, “I’m sorry.” The one hitch: he said it on behalf of all Americans. And guess what? We are not sorry about what Kavanaugh went through. We are angry. And we are VOTING in November. #sorrynotsorry #NovemberIsComing
— MeganKelleyHall (@MeganKelleyHall) October 9, 2018
Trump’s one redeeming quality is he doesn’t know when to quit & takes victory laps so far that now Brett Kavanaugh will never be respected even inside the Supreme Court.
— Tom Arnold (@TomArnold) October 8, 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 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