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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.

{mosads}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. 

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