Up until now, remaking the Supreme Court has been one of Donald Trump’s crowning achievements.
But the President is haunted by one announcement.
That’s because Donald Trump made one decision about the Supreme Court he instantly regretted.
Fox News Channel legal analyst Judge Andrew Napolitano emerged as one of the biggest Trump critics on television.
In his latest edition of “Liberty File” on the Fox Nation streaming platform, Napolitano ripped a list of the greatest hits of complaints by anyone suffering from an extreme case of Trump Derangement Syndrome.
“In nearly three years in office, President Donald Trump has spent federal dollars not authorized by Congress, separated families and incarcerated children at the Texas-Mexico border in defiance of a federal court order, pulled 1,000 American troops out of Syria ignoring a commitment to allies and facilitating war against civilians there, and sent 2,000 American troops to Saudi Arabia without a congressional authorization or declaration of war,” Napolitano raged.
Napolitano even went so far as to claim the President was a criminal that only escaped prosecution because the Constitution essentially forbids prosecutors from indicting a sitting President.
“He has also criminally obstructed a Department of Justice investigation of himself, but escaped prosecution because of the intercession of an attorney general more loyal to him than to the Constitution — the Constitution!” Napolitano ranted.
Many Fox News viewers were puzzled by Napolitano’s highly biased and partisan so-called “analysis.”
But last April, Donald Trump revealed why Napolitano turned on Trump.
Trump tweeted that Napolitano’s anti-Trump commentary was born out of bitterness that President Trump rebuffed Napolitano’s entreaties to secure a seat on the Supreme Court and a pardon for a friend.
“Thank you to brilliant and highly respected attorney Alan Dershowitz for destroying the very dumb legal argument of ‘Judge’ Andrew Napolitano.” The President continued, “Ever since Andrew came to my office to ask that I appoint him to the U.S. Supreme Court, and I said NO, he has been very hostile! Also asked for pardon for his friend. A good ‘pal’ of low ratings Shepard Smith.”
Trump’s assertion was backed up by a 2017 report in POLITICO where a source close to Napolitano told POLITICO that “He said, ‘Trump said I’m on the list,’” said a source who spoke with Napolitano shortly after one of his meetings with the then president-elect. “He’s been saying that since the transition.”
Napolitano’s anti-Trump rants are alienating Fox viewers.
That is why he never appears on the prime time opinion shows hosted by Trump supporters.
The judge has been relegated to his own little corner on Fox’s streaming platform as well as guest shots on the “straight news” daytime hours of Fox programming that largely mirror the anti-Trump fare one could find on CNN.
Napolitano was probably never a realistic choice for a Supreme Court seat.
In Napolitano’s meetings with Trump, he probably heard what he wanted to hear even though the President never offered to make him a top contender for an open Supreme Court seat.
But that perceived slight led to Napolitano forsaking his role as a legal analyst to morph into yet another Trump hating “talking head” on cable news.
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