President-elect Donald Trump told the audience at a luncheon Thursday that "I think in my mind I know who" my Supreme Court nominee is. He said that the announcement would come "within two to three weeks" of the start of his administration, according to cellphone video of his remarks obtained by CNN.
"I put out the list of 20, all highly responsible and highly talented, very talented judges ... Replacing somebody that was somebody I had great respect for as an intellect, Justice [Antonin] Scalia," Trump said, according to CNN.
The first part of the luncheon had been broadcast by the press pool, but the pool reporters had been escorted from the event before Trump's Supreme Court comments, CNN said.
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