Axios is reporting that President Donald Trump is private hoping for both Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Justice Sonia Sotomayor to suffer a serious decline in their health.
Trump believes that he will able to appoint four Supreme Court Justices by the end of his first term. How will he be able to appoint four Supreme Court Justices? Axio's source claims that he is hoping both Justice Ruth Bader-Ginsburg and Justice Sotomayor leave the Court due to declining health.
"It's all about the numbers for him," one source said.
Asked how he comes to that jaw-dropping number, Trump mentions the obvious: he's already replaced Antonin Scalia with Neil Gorsuch, and there are rumors Anthony Kennedy will retire.
A source claims Trump is not joking about the following:
"Ok," one source told Trump, "so that's two. Who are the others?"
"Ginsburg," Trump replied. "What does she weigh? 60 pounds?"
"Who's the fourth?" the source asked.
"Sotomayor," Trump said, referring to the relatively recently-appointed Obama justice, whose name is rarely, if ever, mentioned in speculation about the next justice to be replaced. "Her health," Trump explained. "No good. Diabetes."