According to an explosive new report, President Trump thinks he’ll end up appointing a total of four new Supreme Court Justices by the end of his first term.
When he was asked how he would end up getting to that number, Trump mentioned that he already replaced Antonin Scalia with Neil Gorsuch, and the probability of Justice Anthony Kennedy retiring soon was highly likely.
In his conversation, he made fun of a Justice Ginsburg’s body weight (suggesting it was a reason she would be replaced) and thought President Obama’s latest pick Justice Sonia Sotomayor would be gone soon, too, because of Diabetes.
“Ok,” one source told Trump, “so that’s two. Who are the others?”
“Ginsburg,” Trump replied. “What does she weigh? 60 pounds?”
“Who’s the fourth?” the source asked.
“Sotomayor,” Trump said, referring to the relatively recently-appointed Obama justice, whose name is rarely, if ever, mentioned in speculation about the next justice to be replaced. “Her health,” Trump explained. “No good. Diabetes.”
For the record, when President Obama appointed Sotomayor, it was already well known she was a life-long diabetic. She has been dealing with the disease since the age of 7 when she first learned of it.
As far as Trump’s comments on Ginsburg, she underwent surgery for colon cancer back in 2009, more than eight years ago, and she’s still around. She’s also currently 84-years-old and works out at a gym inside the Supreme Court.
Her daily workout has even be published online, and a reporter for Politico tried to replicate it. His response? “It nearly broke me.”
Take a look at that video here:
We’d like to see Trump try out this workout before talking any more smack.