Trump on Gorsuch: 'Every 5-4 decision is because of me'

Trump on Gorsuch: 'Every 5-4 decision is because of me'
© Greg Nash

President Trump says he has personally swung the Supreme Court with his appointment of Justice Neil Gorsuch.

“Every 5-4 decision is because of me,” Trump told the Washington Examiner in an interview published Monday, adding that “could go on for 40 years” since Gorsuch “is a young man.” At age 49, Gorsuch is now the youngest justice on the high court.


Trump’s successful nomination and confirmation of Gorsuch is seen as the biggest success of his first 100 days in office, fulfilling a campaign promise to voters to fill the seat of former Justice Antonin Scalia. 

Trump made the appointment of a new conservative justice one of the main promises of his campaign.

A new ad released Monday touted Trump’s placement of Gorsuch on the bench with a narrator saying, "A respected Supreme Court justice: confirmed."

Trump touted his first 100 days as “about the most successful in our country’s history” in his weekly address last week.