Donald Trump, in seating three Supreme Court Justices, may have secured his devastating and deadly legacy once more. He isn’t ashamed, though — he’s boasting about it, and about how congratulatory anti-choicers are of his success.
Trump assured voters that he would seat anti-choice justices on SCOTUS, and it’s one promise on which he followed through, despite those justices assuring the public, during their confirmation hearings, that they recognized Roe v. Wade as established precedent. Now he says, sure, some people might say it’s his “fault” that reproductive rights are taking a hit, but others come up to him and express immense gratitude.
Instead, he was annoyed, as usual, at the leak.
Trump takes credit for overturning Roe v. Wade: “Some people maybe say ‘it's my fault,’ and some people say ‘thank you very much.’” pic.twitter.com/jzzfzmG5od
— PatriotTakes 🇺🇸 (@patriottakes) May 4, 2022
“The leak was a terrible thing. You’re not used to that in the Supreme Court. We see so much leaking in our world, in your world and my world. Although not so much now..but you never see it or you’ve rarely seen it in the Supreme Court. It was very shocking, I think. I think it’s a very bad thing for the court…well, a lot of people are very happy about [the potential for overturning medical privacy precedent]. So some people maybe say it’s my fault, and others say, thank you very much.”
Protesters outside the Supreme Court are letting their feelings be known, and the decision is not a popular one — recent polls showed that less than a third of the voting public wants Roe overturned, with a majority believing it should be upheld instead.
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