Former President Donald Trump told Michael Wolff, the author of the forthcoming book, “Landslide: The Final Days of the Trump Presidency,” that he is “very disappointed with Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh, whom Trump nominated to the bench in July 2018, saying that he “hasn’t had the courage you need to be a great justice.” according to Axios.
“I can’t even believe what’s happening. I’m very disappointed in Kavanaugh. I just told you something I haven’t told a lot of people. In retrospect, he just hasn’t had the courage you need to be a great justice. I’m basing this on more than just the election,” Trump told Wolff.
“There were so many others I could have appointed, and everyone wanted me to,” Trump told Wolff in an interview for his book.”Where would he be without me? I saved his life. He wouldn’t even be in a law firm. Who would have had him? Nobody. Totally disgraced. Only I saved him.”
‘Wolff writes that Trump feels betrayed by all three justices he put on the court, including Neil Gorsuch and Amy Coney Barrett, but “reserved particular bile for Kavanaugh,”‘ the outlet reports.
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Regarding the hard-fought confirmation fight, Trump said, “Practically every senator called me … and said, ‘Cut him loose, sir, cut him loose. He’s killing us, Kavanaugh.’ … I said, ‘I can’t do that.'”
“I had plenty of time to pick somebody else,” Trump continued to say. “I went through that thing and fought like hell for Kavanaugh — and I saved his life, and I saved his career. At great expense to myself … okay? I fought for that guy and kept him.”
“I don’t want anything … but I am very disappointed in him, in his rulings,” Trump told the author.
It’s rather telling that the twice-impeached one-term president feels betrayed by the Justices that he put on the Supreme Court as if they were to do his bidding. That’s not how the law works, though. Trump is disappointed in a lot of people lately that he put into power. Maybe, just maybe, he wasn’t very good at his job. “The best people,” he said. And just like that, Trump supporters will now be enraged with Kavanaugh, the man that desperately wanted to be on the Supreme Court.
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