Trump: Supreme Court pick will be a 'home run'

Trump: Supreme Court pick will be a 'home run'
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President TrumpDonald John TrumpTrump nominates ambassador to Turkey Trump heads to Mar-a-Lago after signing bill to avert shutdown CNN, MSNBC to air ad turned down by Fox over Nazi imagery MORE on Tuesday night promised a “home run” pick for his Supreme Court nominee after continuing interviews with potential candidates earlier in the day.

“I’ve spent the last three days interviewing and thinking about Supreme Court justices. Such an important decision, and we’re going to give you a great one,” Trump told the crowd at an event in West Virginia. 


“These are very talented people, brilliant people, and I think you’re going to really love it,” he continued. “Like Justice [Neil] Gorsuch. We hit a home run there, and we’re going to hit a home run here.”

Trump met Tuesday with three more potential Supreme Court nominees, the White House said. The president met Monday with four candidates.

The White House confirmed that Trump spoke with Sen. Mike LeeMichael (Mike) Shumway LeeSenate approves border bill that prevents shutdown Push for paid family leave heats up ahead of 2020 New act can help us grapple with portion of exploding national debt MORE (R-Utah) about the Supreme Court, but has declined to identify any others. Lee is not believed to be on Trump's shortlist for the position.

On Tuesday night, Trump spoke for roughly 30 minutes at The Greenbrier resort in White Sulphur Springs, W.Va. The Salute to Service charity event was held in conjunction with a PGA Tour event.

Trump, who has spent a number of weekends at his golf courses while serving as president, noted a number of high-.profile golfers in attendance during his remarks. He made frequent references to the golfers in his remarks about strengthening the military and the importance of Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE).

While Trump's remarks focused mostly on the value of military service and veterans, the president spent a few minutes praising ICE for its work in combating illegal immigration.

“We need tough laws. We need fair laws. But when these people come into our country and come in illegally and then they’re dispersed throughout the country and all of a sudden you see nests of MS-13,” Trump said.

He then compared ICE’s work to that of a number of professional golfers in attendance.

“You know, it’s like you’re liberating towns. We send ICE in, and for ICE it’s just another day like Phil [Mickelson], and John [Daly], and Keegan [Bradley], all of the guys, and Bubba [Watson], like the way they play golf,” Trump said. 

“These guys go in and take them out of there so fast, they’re not afraid of anything,” he added.

Trump has in recent days seized on calls from some Democrats to abolish ICE. The president has said he believes the stance will ultimately hurt Democrats in the November midterm elections.