Trump specifically devastated Brett Kavanaugh, but he’s upset with all three SCOTUS judges he nominated for not overturning the election.
Axios reported on a new book by Michael Wolff in which Trump railed against Kavanaugh:
Wolff writes that Trump feels betrayed by all three judges he has tried, including Neil Gorsuch and Amy Coney Barrett, but “reserved special bile for Kavanaugh.”
Trump said, “Virtually every senator called me … and said, ‘Let go of him, sir, let go of him. He’s killing us, Kavanaugh. ‘ … I said: ‘I can’t do that.’ “
“I had a lot of time to choose someone else,” Trump continued. “I went through this and fought like hell for Kavanaugh – and I saved his life and I saved his career. At a great expense to myself … okay? I fought for this guy and kept him. “
Trump believed he had manipulated the Supreme Court
Months before he actually lost the election, the failed ex-president had already started pondering about bringing the election to the Supreme Court.
Trump told a rally crowd in Georgia in December 2020: “No, we keep fighting. We had some great moments. We just need someone with the courage to do what they have to do because everyone knows it’s wrong that we need someone with the courage to make decisions. And we’re going to go to the Supreme Court shortly and we really will when we – if we have the courage and wisdom you know what the answer will be because you can’t let people get away with what they have got away with . “
The word courage to Trump means to destroy democracy in order to keep him in power.
What seems to irritate Trump the most is that he lost an election he thought he rigged. His post-plot failed. His complaints to make voting more difficult failed. The Supreme Court justices he appointed did not overturn his election.
Trump blames everyone else for cheating and still not winning.
Mr. Easley is the executive editor of the White House press pool and congressional correspondent for PoliticusUSA. Jason has a bachelor’s degree in political science. His thesis focused on public policy with a specialization in social reform movements.
Awards and professional memberships
Member of the Society of Professional Journalists and the American Political Science Association