The White House
Office of the Press Secretary
For Immediate Release
February 09, 2017
Remarks by President Trump Before SCOTUS Listening Session
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”