Totally normal. Nothing strange or unusual. Nothing to see here:
Trump made the remarks in an Oval Office interview with the Daily Caller hours after his Supreme Court nominee, Brett M. Kavanaugh, was greeted by protests on the first day of his confirmation hearings on Capitol Hill.
“I don’t know why they don’t take care of a situation like that,” Trump said. “I think it’s embarrassing for the country to allow protesters. You don’t even know what side the protesters are on.”
He added: “In the old days, we used to throw them out. Today, I guess they just keep screaming.”
MAGAites will claim that Trump was speaking solely about the people who disrupt congressional hearings, but, assuming that that is true (as usual, Trump speaks vaguely and inarticulately so it’s difficult to know), their defenses still miss the mark. The president should be a stalwart defender of human rights, particularly free speech, both in practice and also in rhetoric. Trump repeatedly fails on both points.