Remarks by President Trump Before SCOTUS Listening Session

The White House
Office of the Press Secretary
For Immediate Release
February 09, 2017

Remarks by President Trump Before SCOTUS Listening Session

Roosevelt Room

12:41 P.M. EST

THE PRESIDENT:  Thank you all for coming.  We had a couple of great meetings this morning — the airline industry, we’re going to get that one going.  They’ve got a lot of problems but it’s going to be good.  We just had talks with Qatar and a couple of countries — Afghanistan.  I would say that that’s a tough situation but we’ll do something about it.  We’ll be having some — we’ll be giving you some pretty — information — pretty good information soon.  We’re going to have some good, big conversations with other world leaders over the next few hours.  A lot of things happening, a lot of positive things.

I want to start by thanking Senator Manchin for having the courage to vote for somebody that’s really very outstanding, really outstanding — as good as they’ve seen in a long time.  Nominating the justice to the Supreme Court, a justice, has always been considered one of the very important things that a President can do.

I guess I’m looking very much at defense and we’re negotiating a lot of contracts with airlines and a lot of other people, but when you get right down to it, the F-35 Fighter is very important and all of the things we’re doing are very important.  But I’ve always considered, and I guess a lot of people have, the Supreme Court nominees to be right up there — right up there.  We’ll take defense, number one, I think, Senator, we have to go with defense of our country, number one.  And right after that, I suspect it’s going to be Supreme Court justices.   Continue reading “Remarks by President Trump Before SCOTUS Listening Session”