Trump Says He Has Interviewed Four Supreme Court Candidates

President Donald Trump said he interviewed four Supreme Court candidates on Monday to replace retiring Justice Anthony Kennedy, telling reporters he would be making a decision in the coming days.

“I interviewed and met with four potential justices of our great Supreme Court. They are outstanding people they are really incredible people in so many different ways. Academically, in every way,” Trump said.

While he would not say who he spoke with today, Trump said he plans to meet with two or three more candidates and intends to make a decision over the next few days, before next Monday’s announcement.

The president told reporters Friday that his choice will likely be made from a previously released list of 25 potential nominees.

“I think the person who is chosen will be outstanding,” he added.

Trump predicted that the fight over his eventual Supreme Court nominee to fill Justice Anthony Kennedy’s seat will be “vicious,” but that the Republican-controlled Senate will be able to confirm his pick before the midterm elections.

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SOURCE: ABC News, Katherine Faulders