'I saved his life, where would he be without me?' - Trump slams US Supreme court Justice, Brett Kavanaugh for not supporting his electoral lawsuits
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Former US President, Donald Trump has revealed he is “very disappointed” in votes from Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh against his lawsuit questioning the legality of Joe Biden's 2020 electoral victory over him.
Trump nominated Kavanaugh to the Supreme court bench in July 2018. Kavanaugh’s Supreme Court confirmation process was embroiled in scandal and controversy, after a number of women accused him of sexual assault.
Trump, however, stood by Kavanaugh throughout his hearings. Trump also nominated Neil Gorsuch and Amy Coney Barrett to the bench during his time in office but says he feels betrayed they didn't stand by his electoral fraud lawsuit and overturn Biden's victory.
Speaking to Michael Wolff for the book “Landslide: The Final Days of the Trump Presidency,” which is set to be released on July 27, Trump said;
“I don’t want anything ... but I am very disappointed in him, in his rulings,” Trump told author Michael Wolff according to excerpts from Axios.
“I can’t even believe what's happening. I'm very disappointed in Kavanaugh. I just told you something I haven’t told a lot of people. In retrospect, he just hasn't had the courage you need to be a great justice. I’m basing this on more than just the election,” Trump continued in his conversation with Wolff.
“There were so many others I could have appointed, and everyone wanted me to,” Trump added.
“Practically every senator called me ... and said, 'Cut him loose, sir, cut him loose. He’s killing us,' ” Trump reportedly told Wolff.
“I had plenty of time to pick somebody else… I went through that thing and fought like hell for Kavanaugh — and I saved his life, and I saved his career. At great expense to myself ... okay? I fought for that guy and kept him,” Trump continued in conversation with Wolff, according to Axios.
“Where would he be without me?” Trump reportedly asked, referring to Kavanaugh, and contending that he “saved his life” because no law firm would have hired him since he was “totally disgraced.”
“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,” the former president told Wolff.
Trump also told Wolff he feels betrayed by all the justices he nominated to the bench, including Kavanaugh, Neil Gorsuch and Amy Coney Barrett but Wolff wrote that Trump has “reserved particular bile for Kavanaugh,” Axios noted.