Trump to announce supreme court pick on 9 July

Donald Trump speaks to press aboard Air Force One, where he announced when he will nominee his supreme court pick, on 29 June.

Donald Trump said on Friday he plans to announce his nominee for a forthcoming vacancy on the supreme court on 9 July – a lightning-quick move to replace the retiring swing vote Justice Anthony Kennedy, 81.

Speaking aboard Air Force One en route to his private golf club in New Jersey on Friday afternoon, the president announced that he has five finalists, including two women, out of the shortlist of 25 names that had been previously circulated.

Speaking to reporters on the plane from Washington DC, Trump said he may interview one or two contenders for the nomination…

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