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 Justice 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 by Republicans to rally support for Trump due to his record of nominating conservative justices and to counter claims that he was bad for women. It was used by Democrats to point out the threat of Trump’s re-election to the long-term ideological leaning of the Supreme Court, with particular implications for legality of and access to abortion.