Trump Rips The Three Justices He Helped Put On SCOTUS Bench: ‘No Courage, Gutless’ On Election Cases
Despite the fact former President Donald Trump managed to put three conservative justices on the bench of the Supreme Court, it seems he’s extremely disappointed by some of their rulings up to this point, calling them “gutless” for “punting” on presidential election cases.
“I appointed 3 justices of the Supreme Court, and let’s see how they turn out,” Trump said during an interview on “The Dan Bongino Show.”
“They didn’t come through on the election. All they had to do on the election is they had to hear the case, and they didn’t. They didn’t come through on the election – not even close to coming through,” Trump said.
“It was a disgrace what they did. They punted,” he added.
Trump blasted Democrats for circumventing state legislatures in making election laws under the guise of COVID-19, and said the Supreme Court should have weighed in for the “unconstitutional” election processes put in place by Democrat activists and leaders in key battlegrounds.
“The only changes can be made through the state legislatures,” Trump told show host Dan Bongino. “And the Supreme Court said we’re going to punt, because they didn’t want to make the tough decision.”
“They had no courage on the election; they were gutless, and I am very, very saddened by it and so is the country,” the former president continued. “They didn’t want to take it on, and it was an issue so simple.”
Trump also put Democrats on full blast for challenging the forensic audit that’s happening in Arizona.
“The Democrats sent, I heard, 103 lawyers to try and stop it,” Trump stated. “If the election is honest, they’re not going to be sending 103 lawyers. What do they have to hide?”
Trump said Democrats should support investigations into the integrity of elections they claim was free and fair, adding: “They should want it, because it ends all this stuff” about election fraud.
“It was a totally crooked election,” Trump went on to say. “The whole 2020 election was crooked.”
As for his future plans to run again, claiming he would run to win a “third time,” Trump noted the best time to announce a 2024 presidential run would be after the 2022 midterm elections, no matter how they turn out.
“I could do it sooner, but I think right after the  election would be good, especially if you have a good election,” the former president said, just before adding that even if things go bad for Republicans in 2022, it might lift GOP hopes for 2024.
“Now, I’m not sure if you didn’t have a good election [in 2022], that would not be good also, if you want to know the truth,” he said.
Trump said that before all of that, he’s going to focus on doing endorsements for the 2020 midterm election next year and try to help the GOP gain majorities in both the House and Senate.
“My endorsement means victory,” Trump said, claiming a “128-2” record on his endorsements and noting the 2 were longshots done “out of loyalty.”
Trump also went on to make it clear he’s not at all concerned about potential presidential challenger Gov. Larry Hogan from Maryland.
“He’s a total loser,” Trump said during the interview, going on to add “I would give him a less than 0% chance” if he ran for the White House.