ÿPresident Trump sat down with Fox News's Maria Bartiromo for a wide-ranging interview on Sunday, covering everything from his Supreme Court pick, to trade with China, to Democrats who "want to get rid of ICE" amid several confrontations with members of his administration.
Trump says he expects his next Supreme Court pick "to go very quickly," and probably won't ask their opinion on the landmark Roe vs. Wade abortion rights case.
Trump said abortion rights "could very well end up" being determined on a state-by-state basis after a new Supreme Court justice is seated, but the president said he "probably" would not ask his pick to replace retiring Associate Justice Anthony Kennedy how they would vote on Roe v. Wade.
“But I’m putting conservative people on,” Trump said. -Fox News
.@POTUS on nominating a new Supreme Court Justice: “I’m going to pick somebody who’s outstanding. And I think yes, I think we will go very quickly.” #SundayFutures @MariaBartiromo pic.twitter.com/nvkYSRIFEJ
.@POTUS on the retirement of Justice Kennedy: “I was very honored that he did this during my term, which means he had confidence in me to do the right thing.” #SundayFutures @MariaBartiromo pic.twitter.com/ooWTx7xHNF
He then took Democrats to task for demanding Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) to be dismantled - saying that their rhetoric would backfire come midterms.
"Well I hope they keep thinking about it," Trump said. "Because they’re going to get beaten so badly. You know ICE, these are the guys that go in and take MS-13, and they take them out. Because they're much tougher than MS-13, like by a factor of 10. And these are the ones – you get rid of ICE, you’re going to have a country that you’re going to be afraid to walk out of your house," Trump added.
We have to have strong border protection. We have to have strong borders. We don't want crime. The Democrats want no borders. They want to get rid of ICE.
.@POTUS: “The Democrats want to have no borders. They want to get rid of ICE.” #SundayFutures @MariaBartiromo pic.twitter.com/3QdeKJ4csQ
"Between Maxine Waters and Nancy Pelosi, and getting rid of ICE and having open borders, and the biggest thing you have open borders. All it’s going to do is lead to massive, massive crime. That’s going to be their platform, open borders which equals crime. I think they’ll never...