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

President TrumpDonald John TrumpMore than 300 military family members endorse Biden Five takeaways from the final Trump-Biden debate Biden: 'I would transition from the oil industry' MORE cast doubt in a Monday interview on Fox News that Justice Ruth Bader GinsburgRuth Bader GinsburgThe Hill's Campaign Report: Trump, Biden face off for last time on the debate stage Clean energy opportunities in a time of crisis Trump when asked if he'd be kinder in his second term: 'Yes, I think so' 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 SchiffGreenwald slams Schiff over Biden emails on Fox Hillicon Valley: DOJ accuses Russian hackers of targeting 2018 Olympics, French elections | Federal commission issues recommendations for securing critical tech against Chinese threats | House Democrats slam FCC over 'blatant attempt to help' Trump Federal commission issues recommendations for securing critical tech against Chinese threats 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 PelosiTrump predicts GOP will win the House Hillicon Valley: Five takeaways on new election interference from Iran, Russia | Schumer says briefing on Iranian election interference didn't convince him effort was meant to hurt Trump | Republicans on Senate panel subpoena Facebook, Twitter CEOs | On The Money: Pelosi cites progress, but says COVID-19 relief deal might be post-election | Eviction crisis sparked by pandemic disproportionately hits minorities | Weekly jobless claims fall to 787K MORE (D-Calif.) or Senate Minority Leader Charles SchumerChuck SchumerFive takeaways on Iran, Russia election interference Pelosi calls Iran 'bad actor' but not equivalent to Russia on election interference Schumer says briefing on Iranian election interference didn't convince him effort was meant to hurt Trump 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.