By Jack Jenkins
President Donald Trump made what appeared to be a targeted appeal to his conservative religious base on Wednesday afternoon (Sept. 9), announcing a slate of potential Supreme Court candidates who he suggested would protect religious liberty, oppose abortion and keep “under God” in the Pledge of Allegiance.
Trump’s announcement was a hypothetical one, as there are no current vacancies on the U.S. Supreme Court.
Nevertheless, he noted in his remarks that as president he has already nominated two people to the bench: Neil Gorsuch, whom Trump called “very spectacular,” and Brett Kavanaugh, whom he described as “outstanding.”
Trump suggested there is a “radical left” movement that, if allowed to gain power, would enact an agenda opposed by many conservative Christians: expanding abortion rights, removing the phrase “under God” from the Pledge of Allegiance and threatening religious liberty.
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