Trump botched the nomination of Neal Gorsuch by mangling the Constitution and referring to it as a “them.”
Trump began his remarks by referring to the Constitution as a “them,” and claiming that he is a man of his word.
President Trump said, “I promised that as president I would find the very best judge in the country for the Supreme Court. I promised to select someone who respects our laws, and who is representative of our Constitution, and who loves our Constitution, and someone who will interpret them as written.”
The President then announced that he had nominated Neil Gorsuch for the Supreme Court. Trump brought Gorsuch and family up, and then continued to talk about himself, and what a great decision that he made.
Trump eventually ran down Gorsuch’s resume and claimed that he thinks his nominee is going to be confirmed unanimously, which is never, ever going to happen.
The President was very proud of himself for pulling a “surprise” that wasn’t a surprise to hardly anyone.
“So was that a surprise! Was it?!” — President Trump pic.twitter.com/TnMd1T8yeR
— Bradd Jaffy (@BraddJaffy) February 1, 2017
Trump thinks the Constitution is a them. I don’t think it is Judge Gorsuch’s qualifications that America needs to be worried about. The President doesn’t seem to know that the Constitution isn’t a “them.” Donald Trump wants America to trust his judgment, but he has once again demonstrated the lack of basic knowledge that exposes the ignorance beneath the bluster.
Mr. Easley is the founder/managing editor and Senior White House and Congressional correspondent for PoliticusUSA. Jason has a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science. His graduate work focused on public policy, with a specialization in social reform movements.
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