Donald Trump is getting ready to reveal his Supreme Court nominee. The moment is expected to be a major one for a new president who was able to convince many skeptics to vote him only based on the future composition of the highest court in the land. The business mogul has narrowed his list but getting the person confirmed will be an epic battle. Democrats are ready for a fight on this matter because the court could remain in this configuration for at least one generation.
At the end of his interview with Fox News’ Sean Hannity, Mr. Trump promised him that the ratings for the one-hour long interview would be through the roof. This is a bold statement, and we will have to wait to find out if the new president was right to be so confident.
At this time, there is one certainty, the business mogul gave his good friend a lot of headlines. Prestige is sometimes better than ratings. Saturday Night Live writer Katie Rich and pop music legend Madonna both went under the bus. Former President Barack Obama received some praise. However, the news about the future of the Supreme Court has the potential to grab headlines a little bit longer.
Mr. Trump said the following: “I have made my decision pretty much in my mind, yes. That’s subject to change at the last moment, but I think this will be a great choice.” When it comes to campaign promises, he shared: “I’m going to keep as many as I can. You know, politics is tough. Sometimes you make a promise and for some reason you can’t, because you have opposition on the other side that raises their hand and they make it impossible, but I’m going to keep a lot of them and I’ve kept a lot of them already. Everyone’s talking about it.”
Although Republicans in Congress have not put this on the table, Trump wants to kill the 60-vote threshold in the Senate for Supreme Court nominees. This short-term gain could have a long-term impact on the country and the strength of its democracy.