Listen: Donald Trump, Barack Obama, President Trump discussed on The West Wing Weekly
"Yeah, he's, he's gonna get over thirty probably by the end of this year, which will be a record for presidents. I two years part of it is he has the bacon sees the story of the Obama. Administration was Republicans keeping these judgeships open. So Trump has been able, you know, he's had all these empty spaces to put these judges in. But then on top of that, he's nominating a ton of them and the Senate is moving extremely fast to confirm them in the same way or seeing the Senate trying to move so quickly. To cabinet in there. They moved even faster on some of these appellate court nominees as a way in a sense to embed Trumpism no matter how long we might have Trump Trump is going to be baked into the system because of these judges. Yeah. I mean, I think it's pretty interesting because you know it's not even Trumpism per se, right? I mean, this is, you know, it's originalism and textual ISM. It's very specific judicial philosophy that I don't think Donald Trump probably knows or cares much about like, these are all judges who Jeb Bush or Mirka Rubio or any sort of mainstream Republican would have been trying to put on the bench. My guess is they might not have had as much success as Trump is. Hatemi Trump is basically subcontracted this out to the federal society, which is very influential, conservative legal group, which has had more influence on Trump basically any other president, which is kind of counterintuitive because Trump had no interest in the federal society before he started running for president. Whereas other other Republicans, you know, they actually sort of understand what the federal society is. Probably are like minded. The federal society has been able to kind of basically just take this portfolio from Trump and go crazy with it. You know, getting like every one of their their choices through. And I mean, the thing that I think is interesting is because Trump doesn't actually have sort of a personal intellectual belief in this stuff. The clocks kinda running on these people who favor these kind of judges. Because right now Trump is quite happy to turn it over to them. But you know, as soon as say, one of these judges who appoints rules in a way that Trump personally dislikes or as soon as a nomination blows up, it embarrasses Trump in some way. I don't think Trump is going to be pulled into these people and you know, my guess is he'll stop taking their advice on who to appoint to the pen. So I feel like in a lot of ways they're trying to get as many of these people on the bench either before Trump is gone before Trump changes his mind and decides to take his advice on judgeships from someone else stack the deck. Yeah, would've been someone like Brett Talley that didn't count as a an embarrassment enough for Trump that. That he would change strategies is that not part of the federalist society kind of overall influence tallies the lawyer who was rated not qualified by the eight by the American Bar Association? Yeah. And actually, I think, but I think the bigger problem for tally was that in addition to being rated not qualified. Also, they found some old posts of his on university of Alabama Football Board that seem to be defending the honor of the early KKK. Clan? Yeah, yeah. And then also he was a ghost, hunter. I mean, he was an unusual guy. I like the goes under just personally. That was a plus for John. I understand that their tally was actually not a Trump pick. He wasn't a White House. Picky was actually picked from the hill, so that one? Yeah, it didn't. It probably didn't embarrass him for specific reasons. Also, you know, as a district court, judge, it wasn't an appellate court. Judge the one that recently, the guy in the ninth circuit from Oregon, his name now forgetting. He got to vote on the floor. And then right before they were gonna vote, Tim Scott came out against him, the Republican Senator from South Carolina because of some writings sky done at Stanford that were potentially raise us that was probably a little bit more of an embarrassment for Trump those Ryan bounds. Yes, Ryan bounds. That one, yeah. But again, you know, these don't sort of rise to the level the cavenaugh one. That'll be really interesting to see if Cavanaugh winds up not getting through. It'll the interest in say, how Trump processes that what his reaction is to that. I go back to the six thirty eight here.."