Trump casts doubt on Ginsburg statement, wonders if it was written by Schiff, Pelosi or Schumer

President TrumpDonald TrumpThe Hill's Morning Report - Presented by Facebook - White House, Dems play blame game over evictions The Memo: Left pins hopes on Nina Turner in Ohio after recent defeats Biden administration to keep Trump-era rule of turning away migrants during pandemic MORE cast doubt in a Monday interview on Fox News that Justice Ruth Bader GinsburgRuth Bader GinsburgBill would honor Ginsburg, O'Connor with statues at Capitol Supreme Court's approval rating dips to 49 percent  Anti-abortion movement eyes its holy grail MORE's dying wish was that her replacement on the Supreme Court not be picked by Trump, saying those words might have been "written by Adam SchiffAdam Bennett SchiffA new kind of hero? Last week's emotional TV may be a sign Officers offer harrowing accounts at first Jan. 6 committee hearing Live coverage: House panel holds first hearing on Jan. 6 probe MORE, Schumer or Pelosi."

NPR reported shortly after the news of Ginsburg's death her dying wish was that she not be replaced until a new president was in office.

But Trump said he wasn't sure Ginsburg really said that or if it came from Schiff (D-Calif.), the House Intelligence Committee chairman and his chief nemesis in the impeachment fight, or from Speaker Nancy PelosiNancy PelosiThe Hill's Morning Report - Presented by Facebook - White House, Dems play blame game over evictions Overnight Health Care: Average daily COVID infections topped last summer's peak, CDC says | US reaches 70 percent vaccination goal a month after Biden's target | White House says CDC can't renew eviction ban Biden, Pelosi struggle with end of eviction ban MORE (D-Calif.) or Senate Minority Leader Charles SchumerChuck SchumerPoll: Majority of voters say more police are needed amid rise in crime America's middle class is getting hooked on government cash — and Democrats aren't done yet The Hill's Morning Report - Presented by Facebook - Senate finalizes .2 trillion bipartisan infrastructure bill MORE (D-N.Y.). 

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"I don't know that she said that, or was that written out by Adam Schiff, Schumer and Pelosi?" Trump said Monday during an interview on "Fox & Friends."

"I would be more inclined to the second. That came out of the wind, it sounds so beautiful ... but that sounds like a Schumer deal or maybe Pelosi or shifty Schiff ... maybe she did and maybe she didn't," the president said.  

The NPR report was based on a statement released by Ginsburg's granddaughter.

"My most fervent wish is that I will not be replaced until a new president is installed," Ginsburg dictated, according to NPR.

Trump said Monday he could name a nominee to replace Ginsburg by Friday or Saturday.

Senate Republicans are talking about confirming a nominee before the elections, though it is not certain whether they will have the votes to do so yet.

Democrats have warned Republicans that if they they push through a judicial nominee before the elections, "nothing is off the table" if the GOP loses its Senate majority heading into 2021.