The business relationship between Justin Kennedy and Trump was previously noted by the Financial Times, which reported last year that "Justin Kennedy, a trader who arrived from Goldman to become one of Mr Trump's most trusted associates over a 12-year spell at Deutsche, is the son of a Supreme Court justice".
"I've got it narrowed to about five", he said.
The news sent shockwaves through Washington and the nation, especially among legal pundits and members of Congress who expressed their concerns about just how much of an impact Kennedy's departure may have on the Supreme Court and the rulings made for decades to come.
Trump has said in the past that he would pick Supreme Court justices that would overturn Roe vs. Wade.
"I'm not going to ask them that question".
Speaking en route his golf property in Bedminster, New Jersey, Trump said he would not ask candidates their position on Roe v. Wade.
"I always look for judges who respect precedent", the Maine senator said to reporters.
Many believe one female candidate could be U.S. Court of Appeals for the 7th Circuit Judge Amy Coney Barrett.
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However, according to some reports Chopra went solo for the Ambani bash and later headed to dinner with Jonas and her mother. Guests at the bash included actress Priyanka Chopra , who reportedly took singer Nick Jonas as her date to the Ambani house.
"Mike Lee, he's an outstanding talent", Trump said.
"I just think you have to go through a process", he said.
"He said he'd like the job, usually they don't say that", Trump.
In the run-up to selecting Gorsuch, Trump met with three contenders and White House officials vetted several more. Trump welcomed Republicans Chuck Grassley, Susan Collins, Lisa Murkowski and Democrats Joe Manchin, Joe Donnelly and Heidi Heitkamp as part of the effort.
The Judicial Crisis Network, a conservative political campaign organization, has launched a seven-figure ad buy aimed at vulnerable Democrats, said chief counsel and policy director Carrie Severino. "Judges, and particularly the Supreme Court, have been a resounding success of this administration". He said we are not final because we are infallible, we are infallible what we are final.
Earlier in the day, Trump's senior counselor Kellyanne Conway told reporters he could announce his nominee before he departs for summits with North Atlantic Treaty Organisation allies and then Vladimir Putin.
Instead he thinks its more likely that court packing could be used as an opening bid for Democrats in order to pursue more moderate institutional reforms to the Supreme Court.