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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 TrumpO'Rourke's rise raises hopes for Texas Dems down ballot Election Countdown: Small-donor donations explode | Russian woman charged with midterm interference | Takeaways from North Dakota Senate debate | O'Rourke gives 'definitive no' to 2020 run | Dems hope Latino voters turn Arizona blue Election Countdown: Florida Senate fight resumes after hurricane | Cruz softens ObamaCare attacks | GOP worries Trump will lose suburban women | Latest Senate polls | Rep. Dave Brat gets Trump's 'total endorsement' | Dem candidates raise record B 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 TrumpDemocrats slide in battle for Senate Trump believes Kushner relationship with Saudi crown prince a liability: report Christine Blasey Ford to be honored by Palo Alto City Council 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 SessionsBeto O'Rourke on impeachment: 'There is enough there to proceed' Rosenstein to appear for House interview next week Emmet Flood steps in as White House counsel following McGahn departure 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.