President Trump on Wednesday said that Justice Anthony Kennedy announced his retirement from the Supreme Court because he knew Trump would pick the right replacement to “carry on his great legacy.”
“I’m very honored that he chose to do it during my term in office,” Trump said during a rally in Fargo, N.D. “Because he felt confident in me to make the right choice and carry on his great legacy. That’s why he did it.”
Trump added that his nominee to fill the Supreme Court’s vacancy will be on the bench for 40 to 45 years. Kennedy served 30 years on the high court.
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