Trump says he is considering two women for the Supreme Court, will announce on July 9
President Trump speaks with reporters aboard Air Force One in flight as he travels from the Andrews Joint Base in Maryland to Bedminster, NJ (Saul Loeb / AFP / Getty Images)
President Trump said on Friday he Reduced list The Supreme Court finalists nominated five candidates, including two women, and plans to announce his candidate on July 9, the day before he leaves for a week-long trip to Europe.
Trump moves swiftly to consider the justice of Anthony M. Kennedy's retirement announcement on Wednesday, in part to give the Senate time to consider the candidate and hold polls ahead of the November midterm elections.
"I like them all," Trump told reporters aboard the Luftwaffe One. "We have great people … highly talented, brilliant, mostly conservative judges."
Trump has said he will select a candidate from a list of 25 names, many of whom are judges at federal and state courts across the country ,
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Trump said on Friday that his Supreme Court ruling would seriously start on Monday and that he would poll "six or seven" candidates in total. He said he planned to interview one or two of them this weekend in Bedminster, NJ, where he spends time with the family on his private golf course.
The way for Trump's second candidate to the Supreme Court  The president said he did not intend to nominate candidates for their positions Roe v. Wade of the landmark abortion law decision to ask.
"I will not ask them this question," he said.
On Friday, Trump voiced similar comments in an interview with Fox News, saying that he was looking for a candidate, Justice Neil M. Gorsuch, who trumped the January 2017 nominated, very accurately modeled.
At the request of Fox's Maria Bartiromo Whether he asked potential candidates how to respond to Roe v. Wade Trump said, "Well, that's a big one, and probably not, they all say, 'Do not do that, you do not, you should not do that,' but I use conservative people.
"I'm very proud of Neil Gorsuch," Trump continued. "He was outstanding. His opinions are so well written and so brilliant. I'll try to do that, but I do not think I'll be that specific.
In his conversation with reporters of Air Force One during the rapid afternoon flight from Washington to New Jersey Trump called a potential candidate for the court, Sen. Mike Lee (R-Utah), who pointed out that Lee was nominated after the nomination
"He said he would like the job," Trump said, "Usually they do not say that."
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