Trump Says He Would Appoint Pro-Life Justice To Supreme Court

Donald Trump on Tuesday night said that if he is elected president, he will appoint a pro-life justice to the Supreme Court.

During his Fox News show, Bill O’Reilly read a viewer’s question to Trump about how the presumptive Republican presidential nominee would “protect the sanctity of life” as president.

“I will protect it, and the biggest way you can protect it is through the Supreme Court, and putting people on the court,” Trump replied. “Actually, the biggest way you can protect it I guess is by electing me president.”

O’Reilly then asked Trump if he would appoint someone willing to overturn Roe v. Wade.

“I’m going to put conservative judges on, I think one of the biggest things happening in terms of this election are, you know, it could be as many as five judges will be appointed over the next four and a half years, so we’re talking about five judges,” Trump said in response. “And I think probably the most important thing — one of the most important things, other than the security itself of the country, is going to be four to five Supreme Court justices.”

O’Reilly again tried to clarify that Trump wanted to appoint someone who would overturn Roe v. Wade.

“Well, they’ll be pro-life and we’ll see about overturning,” Trump responded.

Dear Reader,

When we asked recently what makes TPM different from other outlets, readers cited factors like honesty, curiosity, transparency, and our vibrant community. They also pointed to our ability to report on important stories and trends long before they are picked up by mainstream outlets; our ability to contextualize information within the arc of history; and our focus on the real-world consequences of the news.

Our unique approach to reporting and presenting the news, however, wouldn’t be possible without our readers’ support. That’s not just marketing speak, it’s true: our work would literally not be possible without readers deciding to become members. Not only does member support account for more than 80% of TPM’s revenue, our members have helped us build an engaged and informed community. Many of our best stories were born from reader tips and valuable member feedback.

We do what other news outlets can’t or won’t do because our members’ support gives us real independence.

If you enjoy reading TPM and value what we do, become a member today.

Latest Livewire
Comments
Masthead Masthead
Founder & Editor-in-Chief:
Executive Editor:
Managing Editor:
Associate Editor:
Investigations Desk:
Reporters:
Newswriters:
Director of Audience:
Editor at Large:
General Counsel:
Publisher:
Head of Product:
Director of Technology:
Associate Publisher:
Front End Developer:
Senior Designer: