nearvideo President Trump holds joint press conference with Brazilian President Bolsonaro
Trump praises Brazil’s relationship with the United States, says the twilight of socialism in our hemisphere.
President Trump on Tuesday the increase of calls from Democratic presidential candidate pack wiped the Supreme court with several judges, accusing it of trying to “catch up” after the defeat at the ballot box.
“We have no interest in whatever it is, it will never happen,” he said at a press conference alongside the Brazilian President, Jair Bolsonaro. “It will not happen, I guarantee it will not happen for six years.”
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Several Democrats, including former Rep. Beto O’rourke and Sens. Cory Booker, D-N. J., and Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., Kamala Harris, D-Calif., and Kirsten Gillibrand, D-NY, have signaled their openness to increasing the number of judges on the court, if they get into the White house.
“First you steal a Supreme court seat, and then they turn around and change the rules on the filibuster on a Supreme court seat,” said Warren in a recent radio interview. “So, if it swings back to us, what should we do? I think all options are on the table.”
O’rourke, the idea of as many as 15 judges on the bench floated.
“What if it elected five judges, the Democrats, five judges elected by the Republicans, and these ten then raised another five judges are independent from those of the first ten?”, he said.
“I think this is an idea that we should try.”
Trump, however, does not agree and put it to the Democrats’ to lose anger, the election of 2016.
“I would not entertain me. The only reason that you do this, you will want to try and catch, so if you can’t catch up to win through the ballot box, through elections, they want to try to do it in a different way,” he said.
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Since is chosen, Trumpf has appointed two judges of the Supreme court, the relocation of the court to the right. Currently, the two oldest justices are both on the liberal wing of the court — Justices Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Stephen Breyer. All of the retirements in the near future, Trump could give an opening to Form an even more conservative court.
The trump card of the opposition is shared by many Republicans. On Tuesday, Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., said he wants to prevent the file to a draft law that “this court-packing scheme.”
In the press conference, Trump, the US-Brazilian relations since the rise of the nationalist Bolsonaro celebrated to the presidency.
Trump paid tribute to Bolsonaro repeatedly and promised that cooperation between the two countries on issues such as NATO membership for Brazil, and also the handling of the crisis in Venezuela-where he said, “all options are open.”
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Bolsonaro returned to the friendly words, told reporters that he believed trump’s choice will win again in the year 2020.
“We respect what the voices tell us to 2020, but I think Donald Trump is re-elected,” he said.
“Thank you, I agree,” Trump responded.
Fox News’ Bill Mears and Liam Quinn contributed to this report.