Apparently, Donald Trump did not get what he wanted with Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh. When he nominated his second SCOTUS judge, Trump touted him as the best and brightest, especially since Trump knows how to pick “only the best people.” Today, he says no law firm would have had him, so he owes Trump his life and hasn’t paid off so far.
Trump unloads on Brett Kavanaugh for his Supreme Court votes: "Where would he be without me? I saved his life. He wouldn't even be in a law firm. Who would have had him? Nobody. Totally disgraced. Only I saved him." https://t.co/Y1AGAkYLMK
— Axios (@axios) July 13, 2021
When Kavanaugh’s accuser came forward to report to the country that their latest SCOTUS nominee had allegedly attempted to sexually assault her, Trump was one of the first to take to social media and stand up at rallies to call her a liar and insist it was all just a political attack. According to Axios, Trump told Michael Wolff, author of Landslide: The Final Days of the Trump Presidency, “there were so many others I could have appointed, and everyone wanted me to,” but Trump refused to budge.
The former president says he “saved [Kavanaugh’s] life. He wouldn’t even be in a law firm. Who would have had him? Nobody. Totally disgraced. Only I saved him.”
Apparently, Trump also feels he didn’t get what he bargained for. Kavanaugh did not try to bend the law until it broke in order to get Trump reinstalled in the presidency (which wasn’t possible anyway) and he didn’t overturn the Affordable Care Act. Trump now says he is “very disappointed” in his SCOTUS pick and that Kavanaugh “hasn’t had the courage you need to be a great justice.”
Twitter had a big reaction to the story leaked from Wolff’s upcoming new tell-all. Read some of their responses below: