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US Supreme Court: Trump told Woodward judge appointments are
'golden nuggets'


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US President Donald Trump bragged about his record on appointing judges, calling
them "golden nuggets", according to new audio of interviews with American
journalist Bob Woodward.

Mr Trump made the comments in several of 18 interviews with Mr Woodward, one
of the most revered US journalists. 
In one interview, Mr Trump stressed
the importance of judicial appointments to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell.

In another, he boasted about nominating two Supreme Court judges.

"You know, you have presidents that never got to appoint a Supreme Court judge.
I've appointed two in three years," Trump said in a March interview with
Mr Woodward, best known for his reporting on the Watergate scandal in the 1970s.

On Sunday, CNN and the Washington Post released audio clips of interviews that 

were not featured in Mr Woodward's new book about Mr Trump's presidency,
Rage.

The audio revealed remarks by Mr Trump that have gained new significance
following the death of long-standing Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg
at 87 on Friday.

Her death has triggered an explosive political row over the nomination of her
successor on the court, which often has the final say on some of the country's
most divisive legal matters.

The balance between judges seen as conservative or liberal on the nine-member
court is crucial to its rulings. Currently, conservative justices outnumber liberals
ones five to three.

President Trump has said he will next week nominate a woman to replace Ginsburg,
a liberal justice and feminist icon who served for 27 years on the court.

But Democrats, including Mr Trump's challenger in this November's presidential 
election, Joe Biden, have urged Republicans to delay a vote in the Senate, which 
confirms the nomination.

They argue that the nominee should be decided by whoever wins the election.
Republicans disagree, arguing President Trump has the right to nominate
a candidate.

 

 

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