May. 18, 2016 10:42pm Tré Goins-Phillips
It’s no secret that Donald Trump, the presumptive GOP nominee, has had some trouble uniting the party around his candidacy, but his decision to announce 11 potential Supreme Court nominees might help him bring Republicans together, according to Fox News contributor Charles Krauthammer.
“I think it’ll have a dramatic effect [on bringing the GOP together],” he told Fox News host Bret Baier Wednesday. “The one thing holding back people who’ve resisted supporting Trump — or at least the major thing — is the fear of what a Clinton presidency would do to the Supreme Court and how it would change it for a generation.”
Krauthammer went on to say the list, which included Texas Supreme Court Justice Don Willett who has frequently mocked the billionaire, featured a “quite sterling” collection of people. Several on the list clerked for Justice Clarence Thomas and Antonin Scalia, or were federal judges appointed by former President George W. Bush.
The only thing, according to the Fox News contributor, that could leave conservatives uncomfortable with Trump on the fence is the fact that he admitted his Supreme Court appointee would “most likely” come from that list — a “caveat” that could leave some doubting the presumptive nominee’s conservative credentials.