Trump Says He'll Announce His Supreme Court Pick 'Friday or Saturday'


In a Monday morning interview on "Fox and Friends," President Donald Trump said he would announce his selection of possible replacements for Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg by Friday or Saturday.  

Trump has made it clear that he intends to move fast on his nomination. 

"I think it'll be on Friday or Saturday and we want to pay respect," Trump said Monday.  "It looks like we will have probably services on Thursday or Friday, as I understand it," he added. "And I think the respect we should wait for the services to be over for Justice Ginsburg. So we're looking at probably Friday or maybe Saturday."

Trump is promising to put forth a female nominee in the coming week to fill the Supreme Court vacancy created by the death of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, pushing the Republican-controlled Senate to consider the pick without delay.

Taking the stage Saturday night at a North Carolina rally to chants of “Fill that seat,” the president said he would nominate his selection despite Democrats' objections. And, after conducting what he joked was a “very scientific poll" of the Fayetteville crowd as to whether supporters wanted a man or a woman, he declared the choice would be “a very talented, very brilliant woman."

He added that he did not yet know whom he would choose.

“We win an election and those are the consequences,” said the president, who then seemed to signal that he'd be willing to accept a vote on his nominee during the lame-duck period after the election. “We have a lot of time. We have plenty of time. We're talking about January 20th."

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