By the way, we're impeaching him, ' " Trump said. But I say how do you impeach someone who does a great job? I'll be the only president in history where they'll say what a job he's done!
Likewise, a vote for Kavanaugh by either Tester or Heitkamp could frustrate a Democratic base eager for a more confrontational approach to the Trump administration. "He is a fighter and a victor", Trump said of the congressman who won his House seat despite the attack on Guardian reporter Ben Jacobs.
Standing behind Trump on Thursday night, the unidentified man made several animated facial expressions as the president spoke on his usual list of topics.
The president addressed reporters in the midst of a two-day campaign swing through states where Republicans hope to expand their narrow 51-49 majority in the Senate by knocking off vulnerable Democrats from Montana and North Dakota.
Trump was stopping in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, to attend a fundraiser for Republican Rep. Kristi Noem, who is running for governor, before returning to the White House late Friday.
Trump also raised the specter of impeachment if Democrats win control of Congress.
Despite the fact that it's impossible to know exactly what he was wordlessly communicating, people drew the conclusion that he did not look impressed.
He claimed that impeachment would set a precedent for attacks on presidents that would make America "turn into a third-world country" as he defended his record on the economy.
"Let's say a Democrat gets elected and let's say we have a Republican House".
"But If it does happen, it's your fault because you didn't go out to vote", he said.
Earlier this year, Tester released unsubstantiated, anonymous allegations against Jackson that accused him of on-the-job drunkenness, overprescribing medication and fostering a hostile work environment. "Really, really unfair for the midterms", Trump said.