Trump Jr: Jeanine Pirro on Supreme Court ‘would be pretty awesome’

Trump Jr: Jeanine Pirro on Supreme Court ‘would be pretty awesome’
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The president's eldest son, Donald Trump Jr.Donald (Don) John TrumpBannon: If Trump knew about Trump Tower meeting ‘you have to question it’ Trump Jr.'s business trip to India cost taxpayers more than ,000: report San Francisco ethics official sues Secret Service over Trump Jr. trip to India MORE said on Wednesday that the idea of Fox News host Judge Jeanine Pirro succeeding Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy would be "pretty awesome." 

"This would be pretty awesome," Trump tweeted, referencing another tweet that says, "Introducing Supreme Court Justice Jeanine Pirro."

Trump's comment came shortly after Kennedy announced his retirement — a move that will give President TrumpDonald John TrumpWhite House counsel called Trump 'King Kong' behind his back: report Trump stays out of Arizona's ugly and costly GOP fight Trump claims he instructed White House counsel to cooperate with Mueller MORE the opportunity to nominate his second right-leaning Supreme Court justice since taking office. 

Pirro is known for her cozy relationship with Trump.

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Earlier this month, Politico reported that she told Trump administration staffers she was interested in taking over Jeff SessionsJefferson (Jeff) Beauregard SessionsWhite House counsel called Trump 'King Kong' behind his back: report Trump claims he instructed White House counsel to cooperate with Mueller Watergate's John Dean: White House counsel is 'doing right' by cooperating with Mueller MORE's role as Attorney General. Pirro also was reportedly considered a possible nominee for the U.S. attorney for the Eastern District of New York during Trump's transition. 

Trump has appeared for interviews on Pirro's show, "Judge Jeanine" twice since taking office. 

Because Trump is an avid viewer of the show, White House communication staffers place aides on Pirro's show each week, in part to deter the president from calling in, The Washington Post reported earlier this year.