In an apparent attempt to stave off conservative fears that he may not appoint an ultraconservative jurist to the Supreme Court, Donald Trump released a list today of 11 people he said he would consider naming to the court.
But Trump may have wanted to vet the list before releasing it.
One of the potential Supreme Court nominees Trump mentions, Justice Don Willett of the Texas Supreme Court, has relentlessly taunted Trump on his Twitter page, where he has said he cried at the prospect of Trump picking Supreme Court justices, mocked the candidate’s policies and statements and even joked that the GOP presidential candidate may be Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg in disguise.
Donald Trump haiku—
— Justice Don Willett (@JusticeWillett) June 16, 2015
Can’t wait till Trump rips off his face Mission Impossible-style & reveals a laughing Ruth Bader Ginsburg. pic.twitter.com/LieabD35zb
— Justice Don Willett (@JusticeWillett) August 27, 2015
Trump to “the evangelicals”—
“I’ll be the best thing that’s ever happened to them.”
ps—Happy Easter, everyone! pic.twitter.com/a1mGbY8a9p
— Justice Don Willett (@JusticeWillett) March 9, 2016
I’m 100% certain than in my 10+ years as a Supreme Court Justice, I’ve never once signed a bill. pic.twitter.com/H1o5XVcRLi
— Justice Don Willett (@JusticeWillett) February 26, 2016
— Justice Don Willett (@JusticeWillett) August 26, 2013