President Donald Trump interviewed four potential Supreme Court nominees Monday as the White House keeps up its swift pace in the search for a successor to retiring Justice Anthony Kennedy.
“I had a very, very interesting morning,” Trump said as he greeted visiting Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte in the Oval Office. He described the candidates he met as “outstanding people,” but did not name them.
Trump said he expects to meet with two or three additional candidates, and that an announcement is planned for next Monday.
The interviews come on Trump’s first day back in Washington after spending the weekend at his golf club in New Jersey. A senior White House official said that Trump did not conduct any interviews with potential Supreme Court picks over the weekend.
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