The president's eldest son, Donald Trump Jr.Don TrumpCourt orders release of some redacted passages of Mueller report How Trump uses fundraising emails to remain undisputed leader of the GOP Donald Trump Jr. joins Cameo 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."
This would be pretty awesome https://t.co/TrM714IMAR— Donald Trump Jr. (@DonaldJTrumpJr) June 27, 2018
Trump's comment came shortly after Kennedy announced his retirement — a move that will give President TrumpDonald TrumpHillicon Valley — State Dept. employees targets of spyware Ohio Republican Party meeting ends abruptly over anti-DeWine protesters Jan. 6 panel faces new test as first witness pleads the Fifth MORE the opportunity to nominate his second right-leaning Supreme Court justice since taking office.
Pirro is known for her cozy relationship with Trump.
Earlier this month, Politico reported that she told Trump administration staffers she was interested in taking over Jeff SessionsJefferson (Jeff) Beauregard SessionsPress: For Trump endorsement: The more sordid, the better Those predicting Facebook's demise are blowing smoke If bitcoin is 'digital gold,' it should be taxed like gold 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.