Before heading to North Carolina for his rally, Trump was asked by journalists about whether he would wait until the general election in November to nominate a new Supreme Court justice to fill the vacancy left by the sudden death of Ruth Bader Ginsberg:
“We have an obligation. We won, and we have an obligation as the winners to pick who we won. That’s not the next president – hopefully, I’ll be the next president – but, we’re here now,”
Trump was then asked whether he would like the nominee to be a woman, which, according to the liberal media, the supposed misogynist President responded:
I could see most likely it would be a woman. Yeah, I think I can say that. It would be a woman. If somebody were to ask me now, I would say that a woman would be in first place. The choice of a woman I would say would certainly be appropriate.
President Trump then boarded Air Force One and headed to North Carolina, where he stated with certainty that it’ll be a woman, as the crowd of his supporters was chanting “fill that seat.”
Trump Tells Supporters It’ll be a woman who’ll replace RBG
President Trump: "I will be putting forth a nominee next week. It will be a woman." #SCOTUS
— CSPAN (@cspan) September 20, 2020
Barrett was listed among Trump’s potential picks for SCOTUS announced several days ago.
The Supreme Court seat became vacant after the passing of Ruth Bader Ginsburg on Friday.
RGB’s death raised the stakes in an already hotly-contested upcoming presidential election, as Democrats hope to preserve her liberal-leaning seat if Joe Biden wins, and Republicans possibly look to nominate a conservative justice in the second term of President Trump.