Trump on his SCOTUS pick at a rally in Fayetteville, NC:
“I think it should be a woman, because I actually like women much more than I like men, I have to say. I do. I do. I like women more.”
— Andrew Solender (@AndrewSolender) September 19, 2020
After the death of Supreme Court Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Trump promises to nominate a woman to fill her seat. He surveys the crowd in Fayetteville, North Carolina about whether they want a man or woman nominee, and then says his choice will be “a very talented, very brave woman.” He explains, “I will be putting forth a nominee next week. It will be a woman. I think it should be a woman because I actually like women much more than men.” Trump went on to nominate Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court, who was confirmed on October 26, 2020, just over a week before Election Day. The Barrett nomination was used both to rally support for Trump due to his record of nominating/confirming conservative justices and to counter claims that he was bad for women.