Trump addresses reports he's choosing Amy Coney Barrett for SCOTUS: 'I haven’t said it was her, but she is outstanding'

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Photo credit FILE - In this May 19, 2018, file photo, Amy Coney Barrett, United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit judge, speaks during the University of Notre Dame's Law School commencement ceremony at the university, in South Bend, Ind. Barrett, a front-runner to fill the Supreme Court seat vacated by the death of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, has established herself as a reliable conservative on hot-button legal issues from abortion to gun control. (Robert Franklin/South Bend Tribune via AP, File)
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NEW YORK (1010 WINS) -- Amid multiple reports late Friday afternoon that President Trump plans to announce on Saturday that Amy Coney Barrett will be his nominee to the Supreme Court, he remained coy with reporters who asked him if those reports are true -- but he did shower her with praise.

"I haven’t said that -- they're all great," Trump told reporters after disembarking from Air Force One at Joint Base Andrews around 6 p.m., according to a pool report.

He did add, though, "I haven’t said it was her, but she is outstanding."

Barrett currently serves as a judge on the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals.

And when asked if he's made his decision, he said, "In  my own mind, yes." He will make the announcement Saturday at a White House event.

One possible contender who appears out of the running is Judge Barbara Lagoa of Florida, whom Trump said earlier in the day in Florida that he had not met with her.

"I'm confident he's going to make an outstanding nomination," Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell told Fox News. "The American people are going to take a look at this nominee and conclude, as we are likely to conclude, that she well deserves to be confirmed to the U.S. Supreme Court."